Wednesday, July 16, 2014

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! Our Pick this week comes from "The Queen of Watering Places," a/k/a Brighthelmstone, a/k/a Brighton, England: Nightworkers! Their album, Sleep Generation, is out now and available via Bandcamp.

Nightworkers are: Jack Moullin - Vocals / Guitar / Percussion; Rowan Reddington - Guitar / Bass / Vocals / Sitar; Mitch Turner - Bass / Guitar / Vocals; Joe Haberfield- Keys / Synth / Vocals; Jonny Ross - Drums / Vocals / Percussion.

The album, Sleep Generation, begins with martial drumming and flurried guitar for "Wake Up #88." Then it brings the storm of psychedelic efx, tasteful, not overdone. Anthemic. Forceful. And that's just the opener. The harmonica opening of "Daydreamer," provides a wail amidst the hand-clapping mantra riding the interspersed guitar sonics and another clear winner of a track. In truth, the album in some wise reminds me of the best parts of House of Love: talent galore and sonic surprises aplenty. To wit, "Just Like Everyone Else." Put this on the Fontana debut, (a/k/a "The Butterfly album,") and no one would be the wiser methinks. I like their style. I think you will, too!

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 other Thursday from 11pm to 1 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!

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