ROSE CITY BAND - ROSE CITY BAND VINYL (LTD. ED. RED)
LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL
Release Date: 17th January 2020
The new musical project of psychedelic musician Ripley Johnson, member of both Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo. Rose City Band transcends from the 60's right up to today with their ease down the road psychedelic folk-rock, which will leave you in a trance-like state once it's through with. Psych-kick!
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo, Flamingods, Nap Eyes
"The album is described this way by producer Ripley Johnson: “The band was aiming to capture a timeless, natural sound, not quite of the present, past, or future, but phasing in between the consciousness of now and the stoned dream-state of the eternal. Sort of a back porch jam just as the shrooms are starting to kick in. Handmade and human, but also cosmic and transcendental. The goal is to let the music speak for itself and hopefully find a weird and wonderful audience somewhere out there.” That description feels right for an album which seems perfect for those soft ephemeral moments, and that softly wraps you in the feeling of walking at twilight. Mellow but upbeat the album it’s easy to imagine the leaves changing colours. It’s psych rock, and difficult to describe without getting poetic; dreamy and insular, it’s easy to get lost in this album. Produced and recorded by Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips), and mixed by Chris Cohen (Captured Tracks, Deerhoof), the album finds its niche in the hazy sonic landscape of private press country and psych records, and alongside artists like Relatively Clean Rivers, Jim Sullivan, Kenny Knight , and countless other explorers of the pastoral underground."