Wednesday, April 22, 2015
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Back again with a worthy Pick: from Vista, California: Amerikan Bear! Their self-titled EP, released just before the new year, has been heating up the Sennheisers for over a week now since I first heard it. (Better late than never!)Self-released, it's available via their Bandcamp page.
It's damnably easy to state, once again, that their music is a throwback to the original '60s era. Very easy. And yet it fits as a descriptor to a fine point. Lead singer Amerikan Bear sounds for all the world like the second coming of Roky himself! Give "In My Dreams" a roll and tell me I'm wrong:
Clearly they're firing on all cylinders for this release, ergo worthy of your time and attention. The band are also gearing up for an appearance at this year's Levitation Festival, (formerly known as the Austin Psych Fest.) The band have set up a Go Fund Me page for assistance in costs. Give if you can. I surmise they put on a hell of a live show!
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!