by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Montreal’s Hey Majesty (aka Tom Jarvis) delivers a great little 8-song album, ‘The Peeling Factory’. There’s ’60s swirling psychedelia, ’70s krautrock/glam, some ’80s new wave (a la Devo), and then he delivers it all up with fresh contemporary embellishments such as tape delays, reverb/echo, sampling and looping. Highlights include “Kamikaze” with its great groove and “Capsized” in which Jarvis shows off his ability to play just about every instrument on the planet.