Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Spiral Electric spin tie dye psyche rock dreams on "Wildflowers:

The Spiral Electric began in San Francisco as a psychedelic guitar duo so it is no wonder that their latest offering Wildflowers feels like it could of existed in the hazy hippie lifestyle of Haight Ashbury in the 60's and while that neighborhood bordering the Golden Gate Bridge has since shifted from hippie to hipster, the Spiral Electric, now a 4 piece with it's original members Clay Andrews (vox, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Nicolas Percey (Lead Guitar) adding Michael Summers (bass) and Matias Drago (drums), still hold true to the psyche 60's /70's rock sound adding post rock and post punk elements as well. 

Wildflowers rides on a 12 string acoustic with layered harmonies, evocative bass lines around shifting drum patterns and waves of guitars with punchy lead lines. It is at the center of their yet untitled double-LP produced by Steve Kille (Dead Meadow) & mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies), due 3/29.

Robb Donker

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