Vinyl 12" £10.99 ATPREP05
Ltd 12" picture disc on ATP Recordings. Numbered edition of 1000 copies.
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The first EP by this this trio went down so well in our office that we crowned it single of the week, so it’s nice to see something new from Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback in the review pile. They’ve once again opted for the deluxe but somewhat perplexing option of a picture disc in a picture sleeve, so when I opened it up I was greeted by a 12” that appeared to be covered in bright green moss.
On that 12” are four more slow and sludgy post blues stoner jams with slow sustained guitars, with opener ‘Purple Dust’ a slow sinewy bit of defeated sounding stoner rock with touches of Earth, before they give the same slow and saturated treatment to Hank Williams’ weepy country standard ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’.
Things get a bit more experimental over on side B with ‘Tangier ‘57’ heading into creepy ambient territory with mysterious organ drones and tinkling percussion which morphs into a doomily trudging slice of Grailsish desert rock. Finally closer ‘The Boat of Love’ heads into almost college rock territory but with an anarchic slow and dirty delivery and breathy wistful vocals. A strangely wonky pop anthem to close another intriguing EP, here’s hoping they do an album soon.
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