[Event] 2 July 2015
Psych Lake City And Summer Moon & Co. Present
Ancient River + Red Telephone + Lemon Le Mule + Golden Plates
Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah
ANCIENT RIVER // AUSTIN + LONDON
"...like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness."
RED TELEPHONE // SALT LAKE CITY
Having played together for five years, the band is preparing to release their first full-length album by the end of June, on Psych Lake City Records, tentatively titled Electric Life Light Show. PLC, a local psych band collective, has done a lot to support the band, adding them to bills with Spell Talk, Dark Seas and Max Payne & the Groovies. They find the resurgence of psychedelic music not antiquated at all, but a natural progression: "With all the technology out there, it's more accessible to do the coolest things ever live," Naffziger says, "it's a rebirth (of an old genre) for a new generation."
LEMON LE MULE // SALT LAKE CITY
Lemon & Le Mule, on the other hand, were very comfortable onstage and grooved right along with their tunes. Initially, I was really impressed with their psychedelic presence. They started off with a smooth surf-rock sound that transitioned into psych-rock riffs strong enough to remind me of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. I was thinking that they might give Max Pain and the Groovies a run for their money, but I still think the Groovies are my favorite local psych band. Lemon & Le Mule began singing full verses a few songs into their set, and the vocalist sounded a lot like Brooks Nielsen, lead vocalist for The Growlers. Nielsen has a very distinct, gruff voice that sounds like a rugged, young sailor singing the blues. That’s definitely not a bad voice for Lemon & Le Mule to emulate, but after a while, it sounded more forced than natural. Aside from the vocals, Lemon & Le Mule was a really positive and comfortable band to rock with.
GOLDEN PLATES // SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
We're a band that plays music that will one day in the future be found by a drunk man who will turn our music into a religion.