Californian psych outfit THE WARLOCKS ready new album, 'Songs From The Pale Eclipse' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 30 June 2016 14:01

On September 2nd Cleopatra Records will release 'Songs From The Pale Eclipse', the new album by Californian exponents of neo-psychedelia and experimental rock, THE WARLOCKS, produced by frontman Bobby Hecksher and long-time collaborator Rod Cervera.

 

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For the newest album, Bobby Hecksher has dug deep into the demo vault for the most promising, undiscovered musical treasures, which the band then reworked and re-recorded to bring you 'Songs From The Pale Eclipse'.

 

Hecksher explains: “Songs From The Pale Eclipse is a collection I’ve been wanting to get to for the last decade or so. We’ve sifted through stacks of demos, odds and ends on my 8-track…not everything fits like it’s one cohesive album; it’s not supposed to! In this modern age, you can pick and choose as you like!”

 

The first single from 'Songs From The Pale Eclipse', 'Lonesome Bulldog', features Hecksher’s solemn, yet seductive, raspy voice paired perfectly with melodic guitars that chime and swirl and sharp, tight drums. Hecksher’s poetic lyrics, such as “trying to unwind the time, falling through the mirror, with acid on my mind” from the track 'We Took All The Acid' are playful yet articulate. 'Drinking Song' is complete with visionary themes of the personification of alcohol and deep moods that reveal the pain of alcoholism, expressed by the line “oh alcohol, you know me too well.” The album’s deft production illuminates the multi-textured instrumentation and harmonically-rich vocals. All together, the effortless sounds of 'Songs From The Pale Eclipse' will leave the listener intoxicated.

 

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'Songs From The Pale Eclipse' tracklisting:

 

1.) Only You
2.) Lonesome Building
3.) Easy To Forget
4.) Dance Alone
5.) We Took All The Acid
6.) Love Is A Disease
7.) Drinking Song
8.) Special Today
9.) I Warned You
10.) The Arp Made Me Cry

 

Following a September run through Europe, the band arrives in the UK on 28th to play five shows:

 

SEPTEMBER
28th - Oxford Academy 2
29th - Glasgow ABC2
30th - Manchester Band On The Wall

 

OCTOBER
1st - London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
2nd - London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

 

Ticket information: http://www.thewarlocks.com/schedule.php