Thursday, December 27, 2012
Introducing: Frantic Chant
I must confess that I'm one of the music fans that is welcoming the resurgence of psychedelic music. It is coming from Texas, California, Australia, New Zealand, France, Finland, Denmark, England and of course, Scotland. Today's introduction is a fine Edinburgh band with a psychedelic/shoegaze bent -- Frantic Chant. They give you a generous dose of what they do well on their new single, Colour, which is released today, December 27, on Dog Got A Bone Records. It is a two track record with the title track providing nearly eight minutes of a, well, colorful musical trip. The B-side, "With All Our Friends" lowers the pace and volume, but takes us further down the rabbit hole. As a collector has been through more than a couple editions of psychedelic music, I assure you that Frantic Chant could slip into a '60s soundtrack with no challenge to their credentials. And I mean that as a high compliment. I can only hope that a new album is in the works.
The band is listed as O'Hara on bass, Stazy on voice and guitar, Nick on guitar, and Col McGregor on drums.
"Colour" is available as a download and a limited edition CD from this Bandcamp link.
Frantic Chant released a full length entitled The 51st Best Band in Edinburgh in June 2012. You can stream it below, and download it from Bandcamp.
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