Few albums can be as keenly awaited in the psych universe as Commune from Swedish psych band Goat. Following on from their much acclaimed, and appropriately titled, debut World Music; a great live set; and an album of remixes comes a collection of new tracks out on Rocket Records (Sub Pop in the US and Stranded in Scandinavia) in September 2014.
So far one track, ‘Hide From The Sun’, has been officially released and I have to say that it is proper good. Like the band’s previous output it has a great mix of styles that work together really well, and it takes some listen to really get hold of them, and like all Goat tracks it sounds like the collective have travelled back in time to the 60s and later to record the track and then left somewhere to be unearthed by those of us in this not so brave new world. It feels so authentic, but it also feels as if the experience of the ensuing years has left an indelible mark on the music: it is out of time but also of many times, of many places, and of many consciousnesses.
The band are currently playing festivals around the place before embarking on a European tour, including a headline slot at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia – which I am looking forward to very much.
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