EPIC. WEEKEND. camping. mountains. hiking. hot springs. landslides. dog fights. off-road vertical towing. KEEP OUT pumice mine. acid tummyaches. party raft. river dumps. camping. camping. camping.
Probably the mellowest record Soundtrack Mondays has seen yet, this one is making me sleepy just sitting here... much needed. ZZZZZZZZ
Is there a genre called Choo Choo Rock yet? If not, I’m coining it right now. Okay, on the prog-folk, pychedelic rock tip (Choo Choo Rock) we got Hush Arbors joining forces with contemporaries Arbouretum. Both bands are familiar with the improv zone: Hush Arbors having played with Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Six Organs of Admittance, and Thurston Moore, and Arbouretum with the looseness of their always changing live show. Here both bands focus more on the folk song structure with the occasional blast of acid guitar psychedelic fuzz slide boner attack, with an overall mellow feel (Choo Choo Rock). Weirdly you can almost hear the songs as if they were distorted through a stack of amps, which would mutate it into a much heavier psych-rock five star hotel fire. When I close my eyes and listen to this, I picture the singer to be toothless and singing into a photograph of a baby boy, with every song ending in the regretful tears of a wandering hobo.
—Justin Gradin, Color 10.2
p.s. I don't usually like to mix in other music with these posts, but I just found this a few minutes ago and am super into it RIGHT NOW.
See ya next week!
What is Soundcheque Mondays anyway? Every week, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it. Win/Win!
Monday Feb 6, 2012 Soft Moon
Monday Feb 13, 2012 Cloud Nothings
Monday Feb 20, 2012 Nirvana
Monday Feb 27, 2012 Maria Minerva
Tuesday Mar 6, 2012 Royal Trux
Tuesday Mar 13, 2012 Zzbra
Monday July 16, 2012 Mac Demarco
Monday July 23, 2012 Ty Segall/White Fence