RIYL: The Allah-Las, Tommy James & the Shondells, The Summer of Love

Label: Burger Records

This past weekend in Austin, a thundering bummer of a headline adorned my Twitter feed.  Levitation Fest was cancelled, a mere 24 hours before the festival was supposed to start.  Our very own Sly writer, Sindre Ernst, traveled all the from Norway for the event.  Quickly, though, the powers-that-be gathered themselves and splintered off all of the bands into smaller venues around town and, for many, their weekends were saved.  The weather cleared up, the brown acid was avoided and the bands played on.

One of the bands I was introduced to was Levitation Room, a psych roots 4-piece from East L.A.  Their debut full-length on Burger Records was released in March of this year, and it’s packed to the brim with the acid-soaked spirit of late 60s California.  Julian Porte’s vocals channel a bloodshot-eyed Tommy James circa 1969 when he shed his mole suits and donned a dashiki.  If you’re into the sedated surf licks from The Allah-Las and dig the organs, jangly guitars and baked harmonies from rock and roll’s most drug-fueled era, Levitation Room is an essential listen for you.

The Details

LEVITATION ROOM’S DEBUT ALBUM “ETHOS” OUT ON BURGER RECORDS LP/CD/CS!!! DREAMY FLOWERY PSYCHEDELIC HITS OUT OF LOS ANGELES — ONE OF THE BEST BANDS AROUND RIGHT NOW, CHECK IT!!!

**Vinyl Color is Blue Splatter/Opaque Yellow

Price $20

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