DRIFTWOOD PYRE – ” Driftwood Pyre “

Posted: February 11, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Driftwood Pyre hail from Minneapolis in the US and were, in part, born from the ashes of First Communion Afterparty, the former band of mainman Liam Watkins. Whilst the band name may have changed and new members recruited, Driftwood Pyre have retained the same hazy take on garage/psych, but possibly a tad more ‘mainstream’ (and please don’t take that as a criticism!). The album gets off to a cracking start with ‘Man On A Wire’ and its garagey vibe and ringing guitar….it’s The Velvet Underground if they played straight rawk’n’roll. This is a great album, artfully mixing garage and psych without sounding the least bit contrived. The songwriting is intelligent and meaningful and overall it is an album that takes the listener on a journey from modern day back to the sixties via the eighties.

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