This past spring we turned a lot of heads with the release of Ttotals’ Spectrums of Light 7-inch. This Nashville duo’s dark, brooding twisters of sound down power lines with leagues-deep drums and haunting vocals, scorched-earth guitars, and flashes of sampled electronics...a careening vortex performing a muddy dance stomp along the Mississippi Delta as it flings the blues up to the heavens.
After a spring tour that saw Brian (guitars/vocals) and Marty (drums/electronics) make their first appearance at the always awesome Austin Psych Fest, they are ready to hit the road again, this time touring the Eastern Seaboard. Check the dates below to see when they'll be in/near your town.
Recently The Wire’s Byron Coley called Spectrums of Light “Boss...some kind of stripped down Bardo Pond psych crossed with early 1980s Liverpool mope action.” They were also mentioned recently in this piece in The Guardian UK about the modern psych movement and "the new generation of psychedelic adventurers." Check out Spectrums of Light and other sounds from Ttotals here.
Electric Jellyfish continue to blaze a path across the States on their 2012 US tour and are headed to the Northeast for some killer shows. Highlights include two shows with Aussie legends feedtime--one at Cake Shop in lower Manhattan on 3/31, and the other at Maxwell's in Hoboken the following night. They'll also be playing two back-to-back shows with labelmates MYTY KONKEROR--3/28 at BAR in New Haven with psych-jammers Spectre Folk, and 3/29 at the Ding Dong Lounge in NYC with Bob Crusoe and Sugarm. Their final show also features a killer lineup with Noveller and Tall Firs joining them at Death By Audio on 4/3.
Trouble Coming Down limited edition tour cassettes keep getting plucked from the merch table, but we should still have some left by the time they get out here. In the meantime, watch the band play a blistering version of their new single last week at SXSW at the WFMU showcase. Then listen to the entire show from the WFMU archives.