Tuesday, August 02, 2011
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Brooklyn's own Weird Owl have loosed another mind-melter, out last week via Tee Pee Records. Titled Build Your Beast A Fire, the smoke's still wafting moonward here! (Our friend Trevor T. never aims low.., ever.)
From the Tee Pee website:
" Weird Owl’s sophomore release on TeePee Records, Build Your Beast A Fire, finds the New York City five-piece in a similarly altered state of mind as its 2009 debut, Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed, but the band has taken a decidedly different path to get there.
After initially recording basic tracks at Verdant Studio in Vermont with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Witch, Sonic Youth), Weird Owl did the majority of the album’s tracking and the entirety of its mixing at The Drawing Room in Kingston, NY with Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice.
With a focus on tighter songwriting and arranging, BYBAF boasts a much more concise and melodic approach to the band’s signature take on the inner-to-outer-space psychedelic continuum. The acid-tinged mysticism of the 13th Floor Elevators that was once channeled through the ragged stomp of Crazy Horse is now given life through a voice closer to the odd clarity of mid-era Pink Floyd mixed with the synthesized textures of The Flaming Lips. "
Proof? Try this:
Songs sung at campfires on Sirius-B says I...
You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Friday from 3 to 6am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.