THE GREEN HOUR BAND
Coming Of Clockwise
CD (Scratch/SCRATCH#61) $7.99
Canada Release Date: August 17, 2010.
US and the world release date tba.
1. Sir Reality Blues
2. You May Descend
3. Angel In My Suitcase
5. Flash Freaks
6. Chains of Passivity
7. Eastern Skin
8. The Big Surprise
9. Vision and Prayer
Since their self-titled first release, THE GREEN HOUR BAND have gone on to cement its place as one of the young underground psych projects to watch. Having shared bills with such bands as BLACK MOUNTAIN, DEAD MEADOW, SPINDRIFT, and THE UPSIDEDOWN, The GHB have drawn rave reviews as, "a HEAVY force to be reckoned with."
For this their second release, COMING OF CLOCKWISE, the band has spared no expense for the BIG sound they've been searching for since their inception. Having admired his work on BLACK MOUNTAIN's 2008 release, IN THE FUTURE, employing the mixing services of JOHN CONGLETON was at the top of the list. John has worked with a wide array of artists over his career that sees everyone from the likes of MODEST MOUSE to R KELLY fall under his influence. Also featured on the record is west coast synth guru, JOSH STEVENSON, a former member of JACKIE O MOTHERFUCKER and PINK MOUNTAINTOPS. Josh invokes early BRIAN ENO and, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON era, PINK FLOYD on the record, working his original 1970 EMS SYNTHI AKS to hair raising effect. But what is truly at the heart of this record, and of the utmost importance to any good record, are well crafted songs, with hooks for days, by a young energetic band who are ready to shed the weight of their influences, and stand alone in their own right.
Other points of interest about the record, include the distinctive cover art painted by DONALD ROLLER WILSON. Donald's career as an artist is punctuated by a stint as FRANK ZAPPA's designer in the 80's.
This will be Scratch Records 61st release in a career that spans three decades. Their back catalog includes BLACK MOUNTAIN, PINK MOUNTAINTOPS, DESTROYER, and FROG EYES amongst others.