Portland, Oregon’s psych punk collective (aka self-described “music for burnouts”) Sun Angle – expertly comprised of Charlie Salas Humara, Papi Fimbres, and Marius Libman – has been steadily making a name for themselves since their inception in 2010. “American Beauty” – the first single off their upcoming LP – premiered over at Brooklyn Vegan to rave reviews, which is good since their album Skullflower is set to release next month. While we wait for that happy arrival, here’s the premiere for their latest track “Drink The Moon”.
A warm, inviting, mid-tempo melody rolls through the speakers. Soft, well-placed vocals meet the composition, singing of ideals like “I want to leave my body behind”, replete with perfectly placed reverb. Tough, existential thoughts with a milky smooth back track. “Drink The Moon” is a psychedelic dream, something we can only imagine playing while curled up in the fetal position, the scent of patchouli noticeably wafting around the room. Which isn’t an altogether bad thing, as you’ve got to find a soundtrack for every situation.
This situation might involve a mandala tapestry, though.
Skullflower is out October 21st on XRAY Records.