Thursday, September 25, 2014

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers!!! New week, new Pick: from Melbourne, Australia, The Citradels! Their new album, released last week, is entitled Nepenthe and is available via their Bandcamp. (With a vinyl option, for posterity.)

The band are no strangers to these pages, having been cited as a Pick of the Week back in October of 2013 for their Our Lord's Secret Service album, as well as a Mid-Year Best of last year for their Psychotic Syndrone long-player. Suffice it to say this new one carries on in that line of Citradel Sound: a product of the talents and aspirations of the band now working even better together. If the thought of an amalgamation of the sounds of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Rolling Stones, and the Velvet Underground get your synapses firing this is a band for you. Guitar lines which haunt. Check 'em out!

The Citradels are: Thomas De Vries - Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Percussion, Organ, Mellotron; Curtis Goodfellow - Vocals, Guitar, Trumpet, Sitar, Percussion; Sam Heathcote - Bass, Synth, Percussion; Archer Moore - Organ, Marimba; Connor Tolson - Drums, Motorbike. (With vocals from Kayla Moon, on Dead Time and Tabla on Ultraviolet By Vincent Dodd.)

Watch. (Beautifully rendered, as always, by good friend blood meridian.)


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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