Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sic Alps Return With Brilliance

  • Sic Alps - Napa Asylum (Drag City) [sicalps.com]
  • Napa Asylum
    Napa Asylum -
    Order the CD here
    • Not much I can say that hasn't been said better elsewhere, but for those who are new to this band, this is some great stuff here.
    • Noisy, lo-fi, psychedelic garage rock with lots of imagination and heart. Neither happy nor sad, fast nor slow. Just living.
    • These three guys from the Bay Area just do whatever they want, expressing whatever's in their hearts, and it comes off brilliantly. 
    • This could be their White Album. It actually reminds me of the White Album in its tone and attitude, though the songs are generally less structured, if only slightly. "My My Lai" could be this album's "Revolution 9" (thankfully it only lasts a minute-and-a-halfperfect).
    • 22 mostly short tracks that last a total of 48 minutes. Available on CD and vinyl.
Here's one of the more get-up-and-get-going tracks on the album. As far as I know, none of the other blogs are playing this tune.

Sic Alps - "The First White Man to Touch California Soil" (Napa Asylum; 1/25/2011)
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