Spiritual 018 :: The Tyde :: Darren 4

Spiritual Pajamas is proud to announce the new record from The Tyde!

Pre order your copy of the limited edition vinyl or digital download at:

https://thetyde.bandcamp.com/album/darren-4

A lazy decade since 2006's "Three's Co." (Rough Trade) and after 3 failed attempts we bring you "Darren 4" the new record from The Tyde. Songs of sea, sex and sand sprinkled with goodbyes, divorce, truthful situations and perhaps a few laughs. Joining Darren Rademaker on this journey are familiar members Brother Brent Rademaker (Beachwood Sparks), Ben Knight and Colby Buddelmeyer along with new faces Bobby Rodriguez on keys, Richard Gowen (Jonathan Wilson, Vetiver, Nick Waterhouse) on drums, Andres Renteria on percussion and longtime friend and cohort Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals) on guitar throughout, with very special guest Bernard Butler (of 90s Brit legends SUEDE) on guitar and co-vocals on “The Curse In Reverse”. The songs are fleshed out with some lovely backing vocals from Paige Stark, Chelsea Larkin and Rachel Dean.

"LA's perennial coast and canyon outfit rinse the salt off with Darren 4, their first LP in a decade. Two decades in, led by the Zelig-like Darren Rademaker, the Tyde remain kitted out in a unique bouillabaisse of sound often imitated yet never duplicated. It's not gossip if it's true. Kooks take note."
       -- Justin Gage, Aquarium Drunkard

The release date is Friday, September 9th.

Spiritual 015 :: Cellar Doors :: Frost / Prism 7"

Spiritual Pajamas is thrilled to announce the new 7" from Cellar Doors!

Order your copy of the limited edition 7" or digital download at:

https://cellardoors.bandcamp.com/album/frost-prism-7

“Depeche Mode and Joy Division robbed the biggest bank in London, and in the safe they found Cellar Doors. I love music you can rob a bank to and this does that for me.”
                                                                           — Alex Maas (The Black Angels)

Hailing from San Francisco by way of Southern California, Cellar Doors are blowing up fast within the thriving California psych scene.

Leading exponents of what is being called the third wave of psychedelic sound; they have been coaxed out of their thriving underground scene for support slots via invitation from the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Roky Erickson, Toy, Allah-Las, Mystic Braves and Alex Maas (Black Angels), among others.

Their much anticipated debut album is one of the most hotly tipped in recent times around the Bay Area, dripping with pure power psych melody overlaid onto undulating walls of sound.  Powerful, brooding and danceable at the same time, it is at once timeless and cutting edge.

Lead single “Frost” sounds like “helicopter blades cutting through thick black molasses,” tearing out of the speakers as if it were a forgotten classic on the jukebox of some far- away planet, conveying the simple electricity of attraction while staring at one’s own life in a hall of warped mirrors.  Released in a limited edition on white vinyl by Spiritual Pajamas the single is accompanied by a video from English director Nathan Seabrook.

The 7" single will be released on February 26, 2016.

Spiritual 017 :: The Skiffle Players :: Skifflin'

Spiritual Pajamas is proud to announce the inaugural release from “The Skiffle Players”.

Order your copy of the limited edition vinyl or digital download at:

https://theskiffleplayers.bandcamp.com/

The Skiffle Players are:

Neal Casal – Guitar, vocals.  Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Phil Lesh & Friends, Circles Around The Sun – “Interludes For The Dead”.

Dan Horne – Bass.  Jonathan Wilson, Circles Around The Sun – “Interludes For The Dead”.

Cass McCombs – Guitar, vocals.

Farmer Dave Scher – Keyboards, lap steel guitar, melodica, vocals.  Beachwood Sparks.

Aaron Sperske – Drums and percussion.  Beachwood Sparks.

The limited edition vinyl comes in a gatefold jacket and will be released on February 12th, 2016

Spiritual016 :: Mammatus :: Sparkling Waters

Spiritual Pajamas is thrilled to announce the release on the new Mammatus LP, "Sparkling Waters"

Order the LP, digipak CD or digital download at:

https://mammatus.bandcamp.com/album/sparkling-waters

Heavy space rock outsiders Mammatus return with their fourth album, and their most ambitious to date.  Sparkling Waters is a double LP featuring four multi-movement pieces, each designed to recalibrate the shanga array in your mind.  In order to achieve the highest levels of sensatory clarity, the group enlisted Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach) as their guiding light throughout the studio production.  As a result these tracks shimmer with a far out, casual glow, like an aural reflection of a Risan steam pool. 

On Sparkling Waters, Mammatus expand upon the astral grooves and heady riffs of their previous compositions and set a course for the furthest horizon.  Celestial arpeggiations of electric guitar ricochet infinitely across vast expanses of cosmic debris.  Heavy riffs thunder with a rhythmic groove, like the exploding coast of Ornia spoken of in days past.  Pastoral passages of mellow, slow burning psychedelia give way to Native American flute melodies and the chanting of spiritual incantations filtered through canyons of delay.  Heavenly dual guitar leads soar like a hawk gliding over a mountainside redwood canopy.  Radiant synthesizers harmonize to create a shape shifting formation of ambient space that envelops the rock and in some places completely takes over. 

Sparkling Waters is bound to appeal to a wide range of discerning listeners, as it incorporates elements of heavy riff rock, prog, and breath metal while it also features the enhancing sonic textures of kosmische sound coloration, soaring synth leads, and astral voyages through deep space.  This amalgamation of tones is presented in a way that is wholly original, casting Mammatus as the solitary practitioners of a unique sound that was invented with the express purpose of making you feel.....shanga.  So breathe deeply, strap on those headphones, drop the needle, and get far out.

The double gatefold LP will be released on November 20th, 2015

Spiritual014 :: Magic Trick :: Half Man Half Machine

Spiritual Pajamas is excited to present the new LP from Magic Trick, "Half Man Half Machine".

Purchase the limited vinyl or digital download at:

https://timcohen.bandcamp.com/album/half-man-half-machine

Sound structure or randomness will fill the mind with a certain primal need for an Evolution that inherently limits the Imagination.  Half Man Half Machine, the latest Magic Trick release, builds and then explores a sonic landscape that is constantly in bloom.  Whether it be in the slipstream and eddying of triumphant washes of melody, in the serpentining elegance of percussive brambles, or in the perseverance of the laconic lilt, woven upon revelations of transcendence and frailty from the mouth of Tim Cohen, one is invited into a landscape that shifts and grows based on its own, ulterior, nature...and one must only Listen to find it for themselves.  Listen to the kalimba, metronome, cymbal washes, shaker rattles, mercurial guitars, raga feel, glockenspiel, low frequency rumble, subtle synthesizer, tabla loops; listen to the glowing of pride, the soft self-consciousness, the deflecting surrealism of your guides tongue; let yourself feel swept in its sonic orgy of change and realization; there is form for you to hold, there is path for you to plant, you must allow these sounds, these stories, to envelop your senses, you must let them wash through you, guide you to the structure that looms elusive under the roar - it is trying to tell you something and you have no choice but to feel and listen to the tapestry enveloping you, inviting you into its myriad and continually growing current and unknown direction.  One must Listen closely to this record, there is a chemistry of sound and creativity, perched at its cups every edge, that brings an organic and expansive stroke of structure, cohesiveness, imagination and honest human transformation to a time most pummeled by the strictness of the machine.

Let its sonic humanity inspire…        --Tyson Vogel (Two Gallants/Devotionals)

The LP will be released on November 6th, 2015