With psych music today, you need to stand out and sound as original as possible. In a time when we’re having music hurled at our ears, there’s been a handful of standouts in psych recently that you need to keep an eye on. One of those bands is Houston’s Flower Graves. Ahead of a new album Living In Disguise due this Summer, the four piece is releasing their latest single “Night Byrd,” and it’s a trippy hook filled doozy.
With an opening that sounds like a ritualistic ceremony calling to the heavens, the almost cult-like mix of drums and organ creates a tone that’s dark without coming off too ominous. The guitar stabs and breathy vocals mix with searing riffs, giving you a trip based tone that’s catchy without having pop touches, steering closely to the past without stealing from it. The end result is a song that you’ll want to sit back in your most comfortable space and let the tones take you to another space.
“Night Byrd” is available to stream above and will be available to stream on all streaming sites tomorrow. A release date for the band’s debut full length Living In Disguise has not been set yet, though it should arrive sometime in the Summer through Wallflower Records. Flower Graves will perform with Night Beats on April 28 at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX ahead of a tour with Mystic Braves beginning June 05 in San Antonio, TX at 502 Bar. A complete listing of their upcoming performances can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Daniel Jackson.