Saint Maybe Release Debut Long Player `Things As They Are`. One Gorgeous Copy Of The Album On Vinyl To Giveaway. 0
“Saint Maybe is as much a journey as a band. It speeds down Highway 1960, hangs a left at Psychedelic Boulevard and pulls up in front of your house. Out steps Oliver Ray (Patti Smith) and company, unpacking memories of AM radio and erecting signs to the future mapped out by the beat poets. Saint Maybe is as fresh now as the birth of rock and roll was then”.
Hedonistic poetics and jangled-out guitar riffs, Saint Maybe`s approach towards the logistics of a Rock and Roll band is a wondrous source of pure musical collaboration, any retro skepticism and musical imitation would be a dirty words around these parts. Don`t be fooled by the upbeat 60`s Fuzz throughout the opening track `Everything At Once (And More)` – Notching up an impressive seven minutes, the furry bikini vibe fades to a dreamy psychedelic pace softly gesturing towards Oliver Ray`s striking lyrical awareness. The Tucson collaboration have recorded a gem, Winston Watson`s percussion is a constant telepathic force, you feel he strikes those fabulous rhythms upon an emotive instinct rather than any rehearsal inclination. Rock/Country/Folk influences provide the underlay for the overall musical structure on this eight track debut, of course these guys have helped make some major household names sound genuinely very good, the invested playing time has obviously paid off.
“This is high-octane music, propelled by Oliver Ray’s slashing guitar that soars over Winston Watson’s (Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Robyn Hitchcock, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, Greyhound Soul) solid rhythms and Chris Sauer’s (Hollywood Knights, The Mod Squad, Amy Rude) explorations of the side roads en route. The songs celebrate today and explore the future using rock and roll as their guide”.
Saint Maybe carry echoes of heady times and musical freefall, Dylan plugged in and ready to go, Harrison minus all that Hare Krishna mumbo-jumbo, one moment breathless, the next hopelessly archaic. `Things As They Are` is up there with any record we`ve heard this year, it`s a bold statement for an extremely well rounded release that projects an intricate mix of bittersweet harmonies and a powerful Alt-Rock sensibility.
Those nice guys at Fort Lowell Records have offered to send one lucky mojophenia reader a copy of their ninth release. This beautiful piece of 12″ grey vinyl by Saint Maybe is officially penciled in for a November 20th release. Vinyl addicts and unrelenting purists stake your claim by simply linking back to this post on any of your preferred social networks. The sweetest piece of linkage gets the record.
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