I believe this is the first time I’ve written about a Captured Tracks release in all my time being here at Sly. The Brooklyn label has always amazed me as to how fast it’s built its cult following and strong roster in such little time. If you’re on this site, there’s a chance you already knew this but it was only created six years ago. Georgia artist Axxa/Abraxas makes another strong addition to the label’s roster and his self-titled effort makes it his first release to be issued on to vinyl  – it is his debut for Captured Tracks. The label’s summary of the record talks about Ben Asbury’s musical phases, citing a like of the Elephant Six collective (of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control, Beulah, etc.) and 60s psychedelia. With the whimsical electric organ, crisp drums/percussion, and unrelenting guitar wailing the influences are all too evident. Check out “I Almost Fell” below via the Soundcloud player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

If you live in the UK, go here to buy Axxa/Abraxas: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/145400-axxa-abraxas-axxaabraxas-

The Details

‘Axxa/Abraxas’ Special Edition LP
• Red vinyl
• Print on fabric made by the artist, Ben Asbury, himself
• Instrumental synth tape of entirely different music
• Not available in stores, direct only!
• Limited to 300 copies!
Axxa/Abraxas is the music and art project of Ben Asbury, a 23 year old from outside Atlanta, GA. His experiences as a record collector and music obsessive from a very young age (“I got into punk in the third grade”) are easily evident in his debut release. Going full circle from being introduced to 60′s pop as a kid, through his foray into punk rock at an early age, into post-rock and Elephant Six indie, right back into 60′s Psychedelia, Ben has honed his influences (Neil Young, Television Personalities, ‘Elevators, The ‘Dead, Olivia Tremor Control) into a cohesive blend to adapt his own take on psych-influenced art-pop.

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