Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 10:00 PM
(Doors @ 9:00 PM)
After releasing two critically acclaimed albums that evaded the trappings of contemporary psychedelia, Jackson Scott’s heavily drone-rock and shoegaze influenced new outfit, Votaries, reasserts that an unabashed indifference to musical trends continues to suit his songwriting.
Undulating guitars and lyrics that wantonly explore themes of eradication, annihilation, temptation, rage, and paradise recall Spaceman 3’s drug-tinged insouciance, while ethereally layered vocal harmonies pay homage to the singular production achievements of pioneers like My Bloody Valentine.
The resulting sound is somehow greater than the sum of its parts. Songs like the rhythmically propelled “Delusion” and punchy, bass-driven “Rainbow Death Revisited” explore territories not yet charted by any of the greats and show that Psychometry, transcendent as it may be, is merely a hint of what is to come as Scott devoutly continues to push his musical boundaries.
New new Charlotte psychadelia, hinting at influences from Air to George Harrison, and featuring members from Cement Stars and Blank Ocean.
Camp Howard emerged out of the high energy DIY scene in Richmond, VA. After playing shows nearly every night for months, they released their debut self-titled album- a product of their early acoustic bedroom songwriting projects, their first laid-back indie rock efforts as an established four-piece, and their heavier more aggressive punk influenced experiments. Since their debut release in 2016, the band has continued to write new material and tour with an emphasis on tight musicianship and honest self expression.