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You can either take a dreamy glide on the waves of the Pacific Ocean or you can let the waves engulf you...either way your senses take in something that’s not unlike the sparkling music and voices of Light Fantastic.
The sophisticated yet innocent jangle of their debut long player “Out of View” on the Spiritual Pajamas label is a fresh neighbor to the trippy head music for which San Francisco is usually known. But somehow it lives quite happily in the midst of giant Redwoods, the thick cold waters of the foggy coast, or the laid back urgency of a late night out in the Mission with your head in the clouds. From The Fillmore, to The Whisky a Go-Go, to The Hacienda in Manchester, the 10 songs on “Out of View” work as a sort of View Master/Time Machine..."feels like I’ve been here before"…and you wanna stay for a while and smile.
Terry Sowers, chief songwriter armed with his trusty Rickenbacker 6-string and melancholy vocal/lyric delivery, powers the Light Fantastic. Bassman Jeremy Bringetto hooks you in with his super melodic but well-rounded bass lines while Rachel Hoiem twinkles and pads the songs with her keyboards and harmonies. Recording mastermind Rex Shelverton and his colorful guitar comes through like a light house in heavy fog lighting the way for the group and Terry’s tunes to take you on a trip. This ain't what you call surf rock but you'll find these guys out on every swell. And if you do surf, these are the tunes that are in your head while you’re paddling for the next wave...the next wave? LIGHT FANTASTIC
--Brent Rademaker - Beachwood Sparks/Tyde/GospelbeacH
Southern California, summer 2016
The release date is Friday, October 7th.