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ARTIST
TITLE
Departure
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SCR 080CD SCR 080CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/19/2016

2014 release. Departure, by the Burlington, VT, duo of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen, follows acclaimed singles on Mexican Summer and The Reverberation Appreciation Society as well as an appearance on the 2013 Psych For Sore Eyes EP, recognized as a landmark in the burgeoning new psychedelic movement. Departure was mixed and mastered by Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom at his studio in Rugby, England (his previous credits include Panda Bear, Peaking Lights, MGMT, and Wooden Shjips). The key element of the almost primitive rock 'n' roll songs on Departure is their boundless energy, which tears up the psychedelic rock template with a genuine punk spirit. Combine that with the use of synths and drum machines, and it's not surprising that the band has won over Suicide's Alan Vega, with whom they collaborated in 2015. Another famous friend is former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman Dean Wareham, who plays guitar on "Tomorrow."