March 2, 2010

New sounds from Everest


Los Angeles quintet Everest first caught my ear with their sunset-tinged, FM-radio feel of Ghost Notes, released in 2008 on Neil Young’s Vapor Records label. After they recorded the album using all analog equipment and “old school” tape machines at Elliott Smith’s New Monkey Studios, they put in time touring with Neil, as well as folks like Wilco and My Morning Jacket.

Their new efforts from the forthcoming On Approach (April 20) definitely sound more Led Zeppelin to these ears than hazy, golden hippie rock that I’ve best loved from them in the past, and it makes me feel riled up, in a good way:

To take with you: this song is an absolute favorite from that first album, one that gets stuck in my head for days at a time and simultaneously evokes Buddy Holly and springtime — two things that I could use this week:

Trees – Everest

I also greatly enjoy their performance of “Rebels in the Roses” from their killer Daytrotter session. I look forward to hearing where they go next.

3.04 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent w/ Big Light
3.05 – Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum “First Fridays” w/ Deer Tick
3.17 – Austin, TX – Maggie Mae’s (Vapor Records SXSW showcase; 1AM)
3.18 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3.19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3.20 – Austin, TX – SXSW

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