PRE ORDER: LAVENDER FLU LP + POWER LP + NEW SHIRTS!! June 25 2018
The new Lavender Flu album, "Mow the Glass", was recorded in the living room of a small house on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can hear it in the music. The Oregon Coast. The open sound of a band playing to an audience of endless water, sun, and sky. A bald eagle flew by the window every few hours; as if to remind the band where they really were. "Heavy Air", the previous album, was a home recording project. The songs started with Chris (Gunn formerly of The Hunches) on a guitar or a synth or a bowl of cereal and were built up from there. A rotating cast of friends and family helped flesh out the material. It could have been made in deep space or at the bottom of the ocean.
"Mow The Glass" is a reflection of the live experience. Four people playing together; working within the template of pop classicism. 35 minutes of music. This time, the Flu comes out of the water and spends a little more time on land: pop kicks, psychedelic derangement, beauty, spells cast via hate raga and rocker. The band moves backward, forward and sideways; often within the same piece. The music breathes. It doesn't deal in nostalgic regression or self conscious futurism. It just sounds like the Lavender Flu. Essential! Limited edition on color vinyl.
Being that POWER is a band with just three members has meant that everybody carves their own name into the stone, a trio de force who share the Atlantic weight equally upon their shoulders. In the time since their debut LP, ELECTRIC GLITTER BOOGIE, finer details have been ironed out, their craft honed to a sharp point. 2018's TURNED ON is a sonic triumph. Three days in the studio has given birth to a titan - a thunderous recording that’d make Lemmy and the fellas blush. This harnessed power provides many a highlight on Turned On. From the get-go there’s an outrageousness in songwriting that is present on many classic R'n'R follow up albums. Stomping boogie. Raw glam. Punk’n’roll. Blues bashing. Primitive heavy metal exaltation. There’s not a moment of falter or doubt to be heard, it’s purely sweat and confidence here. They’ve created an album equally drenched in the classic moves of loud guitar music (think the sounds oozed by Australian acts of the 70's and a certain band from England featuring Fast Eddie Clarke on guitar, Philthy Animal Taylor on drums and God himself on bass) while also completely stepping forward on their own hero's journey - a journey through many moons of Rock & Roll. Be TURNED ON. Limited edition on color vinyl.