West Coast psych rockers Slow Season are set to drop their third full-length, Westing, on July 8th via RidingEasy Records. In anticipation, the band has shared the album’s fantastic, Jane’s Addiction-esque lead cut “Y’wanna”, which you can listen to below.
The track signals new growth for Slow Season both as songwriters and recordists. Westing was recorded, engineered, and mixed entirely by the band straight to analog tape, and these are by far their finest songs to date, especially the rollicking “Y’wanna”. The Nothing’s Shocking vibes are evident in the loose hand percussion and the creepy delay on the vocals, which creates a swirl of melodies. The layered acoustic guitars at the end are pure Zeppelin III, and it’s these subtle sonic flourishes that bring the song to life. Instead of laying down a blues-based guitar jam, Slow Season used the actual production process to enhance the recording and add that extra trippy layer to the mix.
Check out the band on their upcoming “Vanned Heat” spring/summer tour: