RIYL: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Label: Fuzz Club Records
The Third SoundÂ is back! Â The Berlin-based psychedelicÂ groupÂ fronted by IcelandicÂ HakonÂ AĂ°alsteinsson (ex-Singapore Sling) is releasing their third album “Gospels of Degeneration”Â Â on theÂ 1st of April, and pre-orders are upÂ through Fuzz Club Records.
After their 2010 S/T debut on Anton Newcombe’s (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) A Records and their sophomore albumÂ “The Third Sound of Destruction and Creation” via Fuzz Club in 2013,Â the band has become close to a household-name in the modern psychedelic community. Both their previous albumsÂ showcase their ability to deliver great tunesÂ built onÂ solid craftmanship in the form of contemporary psychedelic rock. Where a lot of bands rely on a truckload of effects to get you started, these guys has always let their compositions do most of the talking. Not that they don’t fiddle with effects, but I bet their tunes would pack an equally loaded punch stripped down to a few guitars and a campfire. They simply know how to write great tunes,Â the kind that you’ll catch yourself humming while eating your lunch or airing a guitar-lickÂ toÂ in the back ofÂ the bus.
For their third album “Gospels of Degeneration”Â they follow in the strong vein of their previous efforts, and also intertwine aÂ dark yet delicateÂ country-tinged vibe in some of the tracks. This is very obvious in the first availableÂ track, the laidback and hazy “YouÂ Are Not Here”Â (featuringÂ Tess Parks). Try spinningÂ it a fewÂ of rounds, I promise you it’s impossible to shake!
The Deluxe Edition might cost a little extra, but I remind you that Fuzz Club always go all-in on these.. The quality of these are on top of the lineÂ in every way, and they really stand out in any collection! If you find it a tad too pricey, there’s also a Standard Edition available at 25$ that share a few of the qualities of the former. They’ll both be gone in a short amount of time, so choose wisely..
STANDARD EDITION-Â Â limited to 600 copies on 180g Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl, housed in a heavy silver laminate cover (AVAILABLE HERE)
The Third Sound's new album Gospels of Degeneration shows a shift in style for the group, having toned down the shimmery psychedelia in favour of something a little cleaner. Thatâ€™s not to say this is a barren sounding album at all, itâ€™s still hypnotically layered with country-kissed reverb, and retains those itching guitar riffs that will keep whispering through your mind for hours after listening.
The deluxe edition is limited to 250 copies of heavy 180g coke bottle clear vinyl with black haze. It comes with printed inner sleeves and a heavy gatefold silver laminate cover, with embossed logo and hand numbering. Delivery for these will be late March. Also available in standard edition (600 copies) and CD.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive