SILVER SYNTHETIC – ” In the Beginning “

Posted: February 23, 2021 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Silver Synthetic

Loved the debut EP from New Orleans chooglers Silver Synthetic which came out last year and with “In The Beginning,” the band announces their first LP for Third Man coming on April 9th. The song follows the debut’s sunbaked country saunter — a gulf stream gust of Cosmic Americana that’s steeped in twang with just a hint of West Coast vibe and running through it. While its not easy to shake the salt air out of the song, at its core there’s a heat struck, back porch sound to ease “In The Beginning” that feels soaked in humid Southern summer nights with nothing on the docket the next day. Despite its title, the cut’s a bit of an end of party tune, winding down with the last couple of stalwarts still taking in that star-borne vista and feeling set for the moment. The band’s eponymous debut sets them up nicely to slot in among the current cosmic revival, clipping a couple of stunners from the EP and setting them up with a whole bunch of new favourites as well. 

New Orleans’ Silver Synthetic were formed by members of other, more raucous, garage punk groups who wanted a musical outlet where they could, you know, chill. Their debut album is a real cool time indeed, drawing on a wide variety of ’60s/’70s psychedelic guitar pop (The Kinks, Big Star, Television) with undeniable hooks, heavenly harmonies and stellar musicianship. If you are also down with a little noodling, “Silver Synthetic” provides a pasta factory’s worth, all deliciously al dente and made with purpose. The jamming never gets in the way of the songs, though, and there’s not a mediocre one on this fantastic record.

The magisterial “Chasm Killer” is a baroque gem with the album’s best guitar solo.

In the Beginning · Silver Synthetic ·  Third Man Records Released on: 2021-02-17

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