A quartet of upstarts from Holden, Mo., Instant Karma’s primary sound is a mix of garage-rock and sludgy punk blues (think of a more melodic version of the Black Keys). On a couple of occasions, it veered into dance/funk territory, like the track that included a verse from the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.”
Together, the band was pretty impressive. The sound is a something of a clash between psychedelic rock, a la The Black Keys, and a bit of grunge. Dirty rock would be a fitting label.