A haze of shrieking psych-rock and impressive fretwork
Do you miss proper guitar solos? Do you yearn for the days when drummers were encouraged to whack, thrash and DESTROY their cymbals? Have you always known that Ben Chasny’s SOAA would sound waaaaay trippier if he and Santa Cruz quintet Comets On Fire stopped flirting and sealed the deal to make a proper album together? Then this is your party time. Tracks like ‘Close To The Sky’ and ‘Even If You Knew’ are sprawling, squawking, shrieking examples of elongated psych-rock and gigantic fretwork, while ‘They Called You Near’ is a meditative drone. Get lost in the haze.
Record label: Drag City
Release date: 20 Aug, 2012