Thursday, November 06, 2014
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Our Pick this week comes from Liverpool: The Wicked Whispers! Their debut album, Maps Of The Mystic, is out now on Electone Records.
Cut from the same cloth as Temples, Jacco Gardner, Balduin, (and the late, lamented Moles,) The Wicked Whispers create music evocative of the '60s original artyfacts era with an ease that captivates and haunts, lingering long after the music has stopped. I think any number of the eleven tracks could be slipped into a compilation of '60s pop-psych sounds and no one would question the authenticity of the sounds of that era whilst standing out amongst that crowd as one of the better tracks contained within. This eleven track assemblage is thus crowned a solid winner in an ever-crowded field of bands attempting to capture the feel of that magical era. Bravo to Mike Murphy & Company!!!
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!