In The Fall

It’s a beautiful day in Vermont in October, sunny and cold a day perfect for deep heavy driving tracks. I’ve been listening to some new bands that I’m excited to share today; Sleepy Sun and Wooden Shjips have been land hard as the soundtrack to fall of 2019. 

Sleepy Sun:

Sleepy Sun band is based in Santa Cruz, California. Formed in 2005, the founding members of the band include Brice Tice (Drummer & Composer), Evan Reiss (guitar player &composer), Matt Holliman (guitar player &composer), Hubert Guy (Bass player) and Bret Constantino (main lyricist and vocalist). All initial members of the band studied at University of California, Santa Cruz. 

The band began as a garage rock team but later shifted to psychedelia and thus Sleepy Sun name came into being.  The band is led by Bret Constantino, the vocalist. Rachel Fannan, the singer joined the band and together they released their album titled, ‘Embrace’.  It looks like Sleepy Sun is still touring in 2019 – but mostly around the Bay area. 

Wooden Shjips

The band’s members collectively share a love of classic rock from the Velvet Underground to Neil Young, as well as more overt love of the San Francisco scene of the 60’s. This commonality in their formative musical years binds them even as they live in different cities. V. finds Wooden Shjips embracing the emotions behind those sounds; peaceful defiance and opposition, while creating a sound and counter narrative to today’s hostilities that is wholly their own. Wooden Shjips has with V.created the most concise, laid back songs of their career. Their music is a balm of sorts, a respite from the insanity that, through its regenerative abilities, empowers continued, calm resistance. A reminder of the simple power of peace and beauty. Wooden Shjips, through V., have demonstrated the power of beauty and the power in creating it even while experiencing overwhelming dread. It is the perfect summer album, brimming with optimism and a peaceful energy, aptly timed for release at the height of spring.

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  • 4:04pm In The Fall by Wooden Shjips on V. (Thrill Jockey)
  • 4:14pm Chroma by Arenna on Given to Emptiness (Nasoni)
  • 4:15pm Darkness by Radar Men From the Moon on Echo Forever (Radar Men From the Moon)
  • 4:29pm Me and the Devil Blues by Dead Meadow on Shivering King (Dead Meadow)
  • 4:30pm Cosmic Jam by Sons of Otis on Seismatic (Small Stone)
  • 4:32pm Blood and Sand / Milk and Endless Waters by All Them Witches on Dying Surfer (New West Records)
  • 4:48pm Hey, Snow White by Destroyer on This Night (Merge)
  • 4:50pm I Guess I Know You Fairly Well by Band of Skulls on Himalayan (Psycollective)
  • 4:56pm Blood And Rockets: Movement 1, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement 11, Too The Moon by The Claypool Lennon Delirium on South of Reality (ATO Records)
  • 5:08pm Wheel and Deal by Carlton Melton on Out To Sea (Agitated Records)
  • 5:09pm I like to Move In The Night by Eagles Of Death Metal on Death By Sexy (Downtown Records)
  • 5:22pm Golden Artifact by Sleepy Sun on Embrace (ATP)
  • 5:23pm Rukma Vimana by Fever Dog on Second Wind (Fever Dog)
  • 5:23pm Second Sun by City Of The Sun on Live at the Factory (City Of the Sun)
  • 5:24pm Green Sugar by Kikagaku Moyo on House In The Tall Grass (Kikagaku Moyo)
  • 5:37pm A Girl Like Me – Desert Sessions – The Desert Sessions, Vols. 9 & 10 by The Desert Sessions on Vols 9 & 10 (Ipecac)
  • 5:44pm Conscience Killer by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on Beat The Devil’s Tattoo (BMG)
  • 5:44pm Conscience Killer by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on Beat The Devil’s Tattoo (BMG)
  • 5:49pm The Day The Pirate Retired by Che on Sounds Of Liberations (Cobraside)
  • 5:49pm Holy Moon by Black Rainbows on Holy Moon (Gabriele Fiori)
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