Video: Spindrift – ‘Theme From Confusion Range’

Posted: May 25, 2011 in News + Reviews, Video
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I stumbled upon Spindrift via a mixtape the ever-excellent Black Mountain made for Spilt Milk. They’re a self styled ‘Psychedelic Spaghetti Western Grindhouse Rock ‘n Roll’ band and feature members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks and Psychic TV. ‘Theme From Confusion Range’ is lifted from their forthcoming ‘Classic Soundtracks Vol.1’ LP on Xemu Records and shows the band’s penchant for dream-like, cinematic Psych Rock. The whole album is said to be influenced by a fascination with Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western films and their accompanying Ennio Morricone soundtracks. Indeed, each track is accompanied by a short film/video and is written from films of themes past.

The video above is tremendous and I won’t spoil it by describing its events, just watch it. Musically, Spindrift combine the playful, melodic Acid-Pop of early Pink Floyd with Dark Americana, adding their own sinister alluring, power. The dream-like vocals on the chorus add a creeping mystery to proceedings that fans of The Black Angels will definitely enjoy. The album is apparently available, however, Norman Records are stating they won’t have it until June 6th (in GOLD vinyl no less).


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