RIYL: Allah Las, The Pastels, sunshiny 60's sounds

Label: Super Fan 99

Another gem gets the ultra-limited Super Fan 99 treatment!

This round features the sweet sounds of Sugar Candy Mountain, straight outta Joshua Tree. I first noticed this band through their spaced out sophomore 2013 album “Mystic Hits”, which is a royal trip brimful with effects and studio-trickery. Total mindmelt!   For their upcoming album “666”, they’ve recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, while the production sits comfortably with none other than Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).  This single bears promise of a more stripped and song-focused sound, wielding a kaleidoscope back at the 60’s/70’s. Stoked about this album, indeed…

Check the 70’s inspired video for “Eye On You” underneath, directed by Mr. Super Fan himself, Luke Barham!  To give you an idea of this band’s range, I’ve also included the video for “Echopraxia” from their 2013-album “Mystic Hits”.

As with all Super Fan 99-releases, you’ve got a pretty slim window if you want one! These beauties comes in an edition of 25 copies on Clear Octagonal Vinyl singles, so jump on it ASAP!

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As a bonus you will be recieving the Super Fan Cassette Edition of the upcoming “666” album,  numbered and limited to 40 copies!

The Details

Clear octagon shaped lathe cut edition of just 25, includes limited hot pink cassette (numbered edition of 40) of the new album '666' and full album download. Eye on You is a perfect slice of sunshine indie-pop sounding like The Pastels or Camera Obscura if they had come from California rather than Scotland. Joshua Tree based Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes bringing to mind Abbey Road era Beatles and more recent acts such as Cate Le Bon and Frankie Cosmos. 666 feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dad’s garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones, rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Ash Reiter’s woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Will Halsey’s tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the bands sophomore album sits comfortably between 60’s Laurel Canyon bliss and the more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala)

Price $23

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