Referring to their music as Psychedelic Shamanistic Madness, Seattle’s Kingdom of the Holy Sun have carved out a sound steeped in vintage garage sensibility. Building upon their past releases, with The Return of the Sun Kings, the band has achieved a uniquely rich organic connection with each instrument an essential ingredient in achieving a majestic internal coherence. Today’s featured song, “Getting Higher”, is the album’s midpoint and a full-bodied THC-induced workout. Carried rhythmically with its head nodding backbeat, the track quickly opens up to a wall of tasty phychedelic sound, dipped in a drastic elements while keeping a consistent melodic heart. Breaking the surface in hazy string drenched sunshine, the loving bite of guitars and laissez faire vocals keep the track invigoratingly fresh and full of yesteryear wonder, like a stoned teenage memory.
released 11 November 2014
All songs written by Guido Anselmi.
Produced by Guido Anselmi and Matthew Brown.
Mixed by Matthew Brown and Guido Anselmi.
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering
Kingdom of the Holy Sun is:
Guido Anselmi: Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Percussion.
Scott Kennedy: Backing Vocals, Guitar.
Josh Deveney: Guitar.
Daniel Sansone: Bass Guitar.
Benajah Weiss: Organ, Harmonium.
Christian Powers: Drums, Percussion.
Matthew Brown - Vibraslap
Recorded at Crackle and Pop Studio, Seattle, WA.
Artwork by Mike Cormier.