Tuesday, January 10, 2012
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Just ten days in to this new year and we've got a Pick with a 2012 provenance. No strangers to the radio show, through their great EP as well as a brilliant 7" (!), it's San Francisco's The Spyrals!
The 3-piece packs a psychedelic wallop on their debut eponymous long player.
Over the course of the nine tracks we're treated to a dizzying array of tricks and treats from a well-stocked arsenal. With Elliot Kiger & Brandon Wurtz providing a muscular backbone via drum and bass, respectively, Jeff Lewis pours forth a like-minded energy to match on lead guitar and vocal duties. Though they, too, are certainly their own band -and brand, they're distant cousins by mileage to Detroit's own Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor. Swagger: check. Attitude: check. Bravado: check. The chops to back it up..? Check!
Their LP is available via their Bandcamp page. Your transport awaits.
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.