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Witness the brutal push of the gorgeous opening track, “High Goodbye”. It contains all the typical hallmarks of trippy psychedelia: deep wells of percussion and bass, cool guitar effects, and reverbed vocals. I also enjoy the way it peels back to quieter tones before amping up again. A real gem of a song! “Lost in Space” is slower paced and falls back slightly to the group’s older tunes, reminding me briefly of Brian Jonestown Massacre. It has a majestic feel and sounds massive in my headphones.
“Her Ritual” inhabits a different sonic space, with pulsating waves of sound humming about like a pollen-drenched bee. Vocals are contributed by bassist Jeff Bartell, and all songwriting and arrangements were handled by drummer Tim Cushing. The vocals are pushed forward slightly, never overtaken by the mesmerizing play of guitars. The drums are also prominent, and I can hear interweaving guitar lines with Josiah and fellow string bender Tayler (no last name given). Very nice! “My Mind’s Eye” is a total stunner, kicking you in the head with some nasty grooves and jumping in with some incredible shoegaze riffs. A total mind warp! In summary, this is another terrific release from this young Boston band. Looking forward to many more from them.
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