RIYL: vintage '60s UK
Label: Groovie Records
Russian psych outfit The Karovas Milkshake has been quite allusive since their debut EP back in 2010, cranking out a cassette and a 7″ along the way,Â but last year saw the birth of their first official full-lengthÂ In the Shade of the Purple Sun, aÂ salute to the druggy deluge of the mid 60s, treading everywhere from garage rock to hip-twisting r&b. Â The album was only available on CD, but thanks to the Portugal-based Groovie Records, we now have a vinyl treatment.
CryptiqueÂ oozes with Revolver-era McCartney horn arrangements,Â HowlÂ is brimming with Cream-era Clapton riffs,Â Zombie Wok struts along a theramin-flavoredÂ striptease reminiscent ofÂ Jayne Mansfield’s Suey,Â and the influences go on and on. Â If you dig a well-placedÂ sitar solo as much as a crunchy guitar solo, give The Karovas Milkshake a little taste. Â Goes down smooth. Â No bitter aftertaste.
Only 200 of these will exist in the world, so grip while the gripping’s good.
An obvious love for vintage U.K psychedelia of the mid to late sixties is used as a starting point, with many other period appropriate appropriations helping to diversify "In The Shade of the Purple Sun" beyond the ambitions of many like-minded artists.
Includes unlimited streaming of THE KAROVAS MILKSHAKE-In The Shade of the Purple Sun via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Shipping out on or around 15 February 2016
Edition of 200
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive