NOTE (1): TWO other variants are also available outside ofÂ this 25 on Blue/Black Splatter (read below)!!
NOTE (2): “AND LAST BUT NOT LEASTâ€¦ FOR THOSE THAT ORDER TODAY (March 23rd) â€“ THERE WILL BE SOME RANDOM INSERTS INTO THE RECORD SLEEVES.”
It wasn’t long ago that we brought you ourÂ first introduction to the small-label output of Alabama Astronaut.Â Today marks even more progress!! ..and we’re stoked!!
As was the same with our first post, this one focuses yet again on the creativity of Mobile, AL’sÂ 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.Â These guys are absolutely superb in creating aÂ meandering dream of a journey with their unique collective of sounds. This record encompasses elements ofÂ psych, dixieland jazz, surf, and sea shanty folk with the occasional vocal infusion which feels so reminiscent of Isaac Brock in the early days of Modest Mouse. Quite honestly, the exploration with this band doesn’t feel like much of a stone’s throw from the adventurous and, at least at the time, “oddball” sound that Modest Mouse was developing. It’s this uniqueness that brings such a refreshing quality to the forceful sonic output ofÂ 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. And trust me, this stuff couldn’t come from anywhere butÂ the sincerest of individuals as I’ve just never heard anything like it.Â Its simply a fun exploration in sound that doesn’t seem to want to ever be classified by a genre. Who doesn’t love that?
With this release you’ve got some options,Â some of which will be gone QUICK!
$20 – Only 25 copies are available on Blue/Black Splatter. This is also the only variantÂ that comes w/ aÂ unique vintage photograph â€śdoodled onâ€ť and signed by Nemo Simulacra (the heart of 20000 Leagues Under The Sea).
$15 – An additional 75 copies come onÂ Mixed Colored vinyl. TheseÂ DO NOT include the vintage photo but are still REALLY cool looking and probably even rarer than the 25 given the randomness involved here!
$11.75 – And finally, 200 copies on Black vinyl!
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is a genre-bending psych band from Mobile, AL. Their new record features archival recordings from the band that were previously only available in the form of CDRs that the band sold/gave away. It is a masterpiece of â€śDelta Psychedeliaâ€ť that combines elements of psych, dixieland jazz, surf, and sea shanty folk.
born out of the swamp, infused with psychedelic sounds of the west coast
and also much like a yellowed photograph, a haze of ghosts flickering in your bedroom at night singing one chorus before dissolving/
we present 20000 Leagues Under The Seaâ€™s first recordings/
this one is for all those who ate too much acid, or maybe didnâ€™t eat enough/
songs like â€śColorsâ€ť and â€śNew Orleansâ€ť swell through patched-together movements and strings of memories /
an unexpected pop song about suicide (Sunrise)
a half burned love letter (Stella),
and some organ-driven shock treatment (Chord-O-Roy Man) all greet you on your way through/
just let the oars sink below / the lifeboat has sprung a leak / dim stars pop faraway on the shore / the crew looks at you hungrily / the water is on fire â€“ R. Briney â€śTremolo Billâ€ť
ITâ€™S BEEN WAY TOO LONG
MR. PEANUT MAN
Blue/Black Splatter Vinyl â€“ limited run pressing of 25 â€“ comes with a unique vintage photograph â€śdoodled onâ€ť and signed by Nemo Simulacra (the heart of 20000 Leagues)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive