Firefriend - Yellow Spider (Transluscent Yellow Vinyl) CARDINAL FUZZ 1 LEFT
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RELEASE DATE 2nd NOVEMBER
Cardinal Fuzz (Europe) / Little Cloud Records (N.America)
Translucent Yellow Vinyl
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Cardinal Fuzz and Little Cloud Records are proud to present to you - Firefriend - Yellow Spider. There was a thread in American music in the late 1960s that someone untangled across the U.S., then stretched over to Europe, where it took root in 80s shoegaze. It ties together bands as disparate as the 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, Mazzy Star, Blonde Redhead, and Sonic Youth. It’s noise rock or psychedelic or shoegaze or doom: It’s the down-tuned sound of chaos and beauty, and while no one was looking, it also worked its way through the Americas and took root in Brazil under the name Firefriend.
“Yellow Spider" makes two albums and an EP in just over a year from Firefriend as they show no intention of slowing down and no need to even think of taking their foot off the gas.
"Surface to Air" opens "Yellow Spider" in the heavy, slow-burn approach, echoing the sound that Firefriend have come to call their own. But by the time the title track comes around, midway through the record, the slow-burn has been replaced with a more aggressive up-tempo backing to the fuzzed-out guitars that continues through the epic closer, "Shutdown Your Electronic Hallucinations." Listening to Firefriend is like unwinding a long dream you thought you'd forgotten. It sounds familiar but you don't recognize it. Tracks like "Ultra-Violet Thing" and "Juxtaposed Parallax" may have a little bit of early Sonic Youth in them--or maybe not. "Yellow Spider" comes at you like a strange trip laced with fat-riffed classic rock--but the rhythms tell a different story. There's a slow sense of forward motion that winds through the songs, like a traveler on horseback entering town; like a cloud of dust swirling along the road; like a snake uncoiling and moving out of the shadows.
Yellow Spider is pressed on Translucent Yellow Vinyl presented in a reverse board sleeve sleeve with insert and download.