There aren’t too many choices for checking out shows after a long weekend, so tonight do yourself a favor and head out to Mohawk for Mild High Club. The eclectic band recently released Skiptracing, which we ran a review of last week, HERE. They specialize in modern psychedelic vibes, pushing the envelope a bit more than most of their peers. And, by attending, you get to catch your dose of great local acts as well, with Tamarron and Rotten Mangos taking the stage as openers. It’s a highly anticipated show, but tickets will still be available at the door. Start this short week off right folks!
Mild High Club delivers another mellow mixer of soft, psyche-soaked rock with their sophomore album, Skiptracing. Mac DeMarcos former tourmates pay homage to the likes of the Beach Boys and Homeshake with their lay-in-the-sun trippy reverberation. Alexander Brettin leads the charge with his laissez faire vocals that carry throughout the album, carrying their hazy sound that pairs perfectly with the dreamy dripping guitars and synth. The Circle Star Records (Stones Throws step-sister label) band delivers a solid collection with their second album, with sauntering soul/jazz songs like Tesselation and Head Out to the some impromptu instrumental jam on Whodunit?, Mild High Club gives listeners more than what they came to expect.
Hit the jump for full review.
Oh man, are you in for a treat. We know it’s hot and we’re in the thick of the dog days of summer down here in the ATX, but I’ve got the perfect track/video that will help you cool off. Mild High Club are a psychedelic slack band that should have your attention immediately. Once you start to listen to the song below and watch the video, you’ll be lulled into a daze of pleasant, laid back, vibes. The guitars trill through tweely, while the vocals are hazy and, well, mild. The chorus employs some jazzy percussion that begs for minimal subtle summer shimmying. All in all, it’s a tune worthy of your ears, so take a listen and get excited for their album with the same as this track, Skiptracing, which will be out August 26th via Stones Throw Records. Preorder it here.
Let’s be real: not too much information is out there about Mild High Club, other than that it is the project of Alexander Brettin, who is currently based out of L.A. This song below, “Windowpane,” is off of his debut 45 and it’s got enough electro-psych to knock your socks off. There’s a Mac Demarco kind of playfulness that comes out of this rad tune, and it makes me excited for what’s to come from Mild High Club and his synth swirling jams. I particularly like the grooving bass line that holds your hand all the way through. Take a listen and enjoy.