For the Season
Greg Ashley and his crew of Oakland, CA psychedelic troubadours have returned with their second full length of lysergic folk/garage/noise and it is truly sublime. For the Season delivers a twelve track sonic, acid-tinged web of sound that's guaranteed to mesmerize, hypnotize and induce euphoria. Yep, it's THAT good. For those not already hip Ashley's music, he's been playing disturbed, wild and extremely original rock music - with the Mirrors, as a solo artist and with his latest band, The Gris Gris - for years now. The band combines hushed, dreamlike, beautiful melodies, classic 60s garage rock and roll, droning noise, and out-of-control reverb to create some of the most intense, moody rock you're ever likely to hear. Equal parts 13th Floor Elevators, Velvet Underground, Skip Spence, Krautrock repetition and every volume of the Psychedelic Unknowns compilation series... it's truly a haunting and otherworldly experience.