Rediscover a Sic Alps who are stronger than ever.
San Francisco I love you. You give my brain such great vibes. Amongst your rock n’ roll elite I find some of my most favorite artists, from Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall to White Fence and Sic Alps. The place with the fog breeds fuzz-friendly guitar-driven psychy brilliance en masse. Sic Alps have been around since 2004, and this is their fifth release since 2006. They are more put-together than ever here, but still let themselves color outside the lines. It’s strong song writing of “paisley psychedelia” coupled with consistently passionate performance.
Think: Deconstructed garage rock with melody, psychedelic vibes
REC: 1 (crunchy), 2 (ft. John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees), 3 (Slower), 5, 6, 7 (Ballad?), 8 (strings are back), 9
Label: Drag City
Release Date: September 18, 2012 (Add Date: Oct. 30)
Alex Applegate reviewed this album on November 26, 2012