Saturday, September 29, 2018

Frisco's The Spiral Electric - big blendo head banging rocker "No Bridge Left Unburned"

The first single No Bridge Left Unburned from The Spiral Electric's upcoming double vinyl LP has big rock riffs and is (let's say) a head banger of a song. The crashing down beats give way to uncaged drums and an incredibly active rock bass becoming spartan for the vox to ride over until the next huge eruption of jammy rock sounds. It is this quiet / loud formula that give this track such a formidable and cool aesthetic. Within their sound there are elements of prog rock, psychedelia, classic blues rock and punk rock tones as well especially in the wailing guitar. The Spiral Electric hail from San Francisco and are Clay Andrews (vox, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Nicolas Percey (Lead guitar), Michael Summers (bass) and Matias Drago (drums). They have recorded two EPs at Skylab Studio in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree with producer Tommy Dietrick-- "Upon Your Shore" (released April 2015) and "Ask The Sky" (released December 2016), and are recording a new double-LP at Wiggle Room Studio in Los Angeles with new members Michael Summers (bass) and Matias Drago (drums), and producer Steve Kille (Dead Meadow / Xemu Records).

Robb Donker

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