Rose City Band - Rose City Band
New project produced by Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo fame.
Packaged in a deluxe double gatefold package with original art by D. Norsen.
Available on translucent red vinyl.
Features special guest John Jeffrey on drums.
The album is described 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 softly wraps you in the feeling of walking at twilight. Mellow but upbeat, 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 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, alongside artists like Relatively Clean Rivers, Jim Sullivan, Kenny Knight and countless other explorers of the pastoral underground.
“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