Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - Manzanita

Critically admired and fan celebrated San Francisco psychedelic power rockers ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND delivers a one-two punch of psychedelic power choogle and lunar outpost chillout on their long awaited new album Manzanita. The most realized document of the band's shape shifting powers yet, Manzanita is a gumbo of potent California psychedelic pop rock brimming and bubbling over with feeling, fuzz, soul, sunshine melancholy, feral ferocity and hook-laden mystery. The electrically colorful quartet, whose sound was once described as ''re-envisioning Spiritualized as a jam band,'' creates what can be described as ''post psych roc'' that is at once pastoral, menacing, leaden and ethereal. Or maybe the band themselves describe it all best: ''Imagine you're alone, and [our band's] along and we're playing you a gig - our last glorious supper on this giant abandoned space freighter, just before we're ripped asunder in the gravity of giant planets. That's what we're going for.''