Posts Tagged ‘Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor’

The band is back with ‘She Makes a Great Parade’, the first single from their upcoming album ‘Good Goddamn’. Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor‘s new album ‘Good Goddamn’ is a poignant reminder of the truly bizarre times we are living in.  It explores the belief that one can be thrilled that they are physically alive but emotionally they are entirely astray in the world.

Detroit, Michigan — The tension left behind by Sean Morrow’s agonizing screams of “Good Goddamn” can be felt through the entire album. The COVID-19 locked down halted early progress on recording and the band was forced to work on new approaches to writing and collaboration.  The result led to the band’s most poignant and melodic record of their career.  The uncertainty of this time seeps into every track, setting up an emotional rollercoaster that can be introspective and sublime at times, and anxious and psychotic at others. 

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The album’s first song “She Makes a Great Parade,” sets the stage with a hypnotic synth that floats you down a stream of consciousness that you never want to leave.  The groovy bassline and catchy melody, that conjure memories of 70’s era Wings, anchor you while the swirling synths float you into a much-needed blissful escape from the world.

The song is a poignant reminder of the truly bizarre times we are living in. It explores the belief that one can be thrilled that they are physically alive but emotionally they are astray in the world. The hypnotic synths and groovy bassline float you down a stream of consciousness you never want to leave. While the catchy melody conjures memories of early 70’s era Wings.

The well-crafted sound that is very much Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s own is the perfect soundscape for an emotionally manic story that continues through the entirety of the record.

“It’s Good to be Alive” comes crashing in to bring you quickly back to reality.The pounding drums and fuzzy guitars (in the vein of the Stooges) only add to the tension that reoccurs multiple times throughout the rest of the record. Effortlessly the band somehow swings from pounding fuzz into a laid-back soothing grove with the lyrics “It’s good to be alive” echoing in your ears.These stark and unconventional changes are as natural to the band as their use of trippy effects and memorable melodies.The well-crafted sound that is very much Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s own is the perfect soundscape for an emotionally manic story that continues through the entirety of the record.

Though from Detroit, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s reach is long. They have built a solid fan base in Europe over multiple tours.

‘Good Goddamn’ drops June 4th on Little Cloud Records (US) / The Acid Test Recordings (UK)

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“Desert Brain” – from Detroit’s Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor with their willingness and often penchant for dissonance in their songs. Opening track, “Seventh Scene,” certainly allows for a few surprises in the chord progression, which otherwise slinks along under blankets of reverb and delay.

Though they’ve labeled themselves “garage psych,” there is more experimentation throughout the album than one would expect from those tags. Of course, there are driving guitar riffs – as well as a warm lo-fi feel – but there’s also eclectic rhythms, meandering organs, and soaring guitar leads that don’t fit as nicely in those genres – at least not upon hearing the way they’ve done it. Press material claims the band wanted to create “a shifting moodscape [rather] than [a] collection of individual songs.” And so we’re given a wholly fresh bit of garage rock than looks behind the walls and far, far out there.

See here for proof: “What’s Your Cloud Nine, 37?” begins as a slow guitar based instrumental, then somehow builds to a dense cloud of feedback and reverberating noise that gives way to the epic “Mother’s Magic Tongue / A Little Jaunt into the Light.” Here, shard-like guitars wrangle delay into a solid riff that drops like a hammer every time it comes around. Relief comes briefly before the second half: a slightly off-kilter guitar lead that’s eventually lost amidst noise again – and still there’s room for ambient field recordings at the tail of it all: cars honking, plunking pianos etc. Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor are currently touring Spain and Greece before returning for a show in Indiana and another in Ohio. My guess is they’ll be adding more shows to support. Keep an eye out for them. In the meantime, you can stream the new album at their Bandcamp page or buy below on clear and aqua splattered vinyl, CD-R or download (at your own price).