Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Spiral Electric's trip fest on "The Final Moment"

There is a moment on the psyche rock track The Final Moment from San Fran's The Spiral Electric (about three and a half minutes in) when the music breaks down, "duh... duh.... duh... duh!" amid a fury of drums, screaming dirty guitar leads and organ synths. It feels like potent garden rock a la the original Woodstock with hippies tripping out in the mud and it is sooo good. 

Robb Donker

Press Notes:  

The Spiral Electric initially began in San Francisco as a psychedelic guitar duo consisting of Clay Andrews (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Nicolas Percey (lead guitar), and has shifted through various lineups over the years, venturing through acid rock with flavours of surf, post-punk, British goth and indie, noise, drone, and stoner rock. Between 2012 and 2018, they have gathered a dedicated international following and toured up and down the US west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles and played festivals like the Desert Stars Festival in Pioneertown CA, Starry Nites Festival in Santa Barbara, Gathering of the Tribes Festival in San Francisco, CA, and the Portland Psych Fest in Portland, OR. 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).

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