Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Emotional - The Band
It is rare to hear an album that suggests influences as varied as Syd Barrett, Big Star, Gram Parsons. And even rarer, I suspect, would be an album that shares that influences by nevertheless presents a coherent style. But The Band is such an album, presenting nine varied songs of smeared psychedelic pop that delights from open to close. We've provided a few tracks below, but we urge you to hit the Bandcamp link and listen to the entire album.
The Band is released on Brian's own Long Live Death Records, and Emotional are in the midst of a US tour. We've provided dates and venues below (although we personally believe that if you don't come to Seattle, you aren't trying very hard). In creating the album, Wakefield received contributions from Alex Brettin, Danny James, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Simi Sohota, Emmet Moskowitz, Geoff Morris, Ole Haarstad and Joel Robinow.
Bandcamp for The Band
Death Records' page for The Band