Rose City Band: Rose City Band LP
New project produced by Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo fame, fans of either are sure to love this one will be packaged in a deluxe doublegate fold package with original art by D. Norsen Available in black vinyl and limited edition translucent red in high-quality jacket Features special guest John Jeffrey on drums Recent self-release sold out of first pressing in both green and black vinyl Has been compared to artists Relatively Clean Rivers, Jim Sullivan, Kenny Knight, KAK, or Curt Newbury ''The record's a psychedelic crossroads that's not being traversed as much these days, and as usual Johnson's created a record that's absorbing as its own little world. Once this hits the turntable you're set to repeat endlessly'' - Raven Sings the Blues
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 colors.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.