I’m a Big Shrouded Strangers Fan

10671270_715327151885928_1845651530695625279_nI’ve always jammed to Shrouded Strangers, so of course new material means new mass consumption, on my part.  But, the band just put up the closing track to their latest release, Teleport Beach.  I love the way the tune opens up with this hazy psychedelic stomp; if it kept up with that style alone it would get a lot of love, period. But, the band completely switches positions and styles, turning the track into a charming saloon style boogie with some help from their friends like Nikki West. You can grab the cassette on August 28th from Burger Records!

Chilled Out Rocker from The Shrouded Strangers

Feel as if I’ve been too mellow this week, so I’m glad I’ve got the opportunity to share this little jam with you.  The group’s called The Shrouded Strangers, a Cali by way of Virginia act, and they’re about to release Lost Forever.  You can grab the album from the group right now, and I suggest you do so, as it will definitely make your week.  Yeah, the track has a thick coat of atmospheric wash atop it, but beneath it all is brewing this incredible sunny pop element, perhaps influenced by the band’s move to the West Coast.  This is definitely the sort of track where you can just drop out and play it over and over again.  You dig?

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Download:The Shrouded Strangers – Featherbed [MP3]