Listen: Fans Of Yes, ELO, Pink Floyd, and Brian Willson Have To Experience Once & Future Band



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I know I keep pointing at Castle Face Records-you may think I have a stake in these guys, but I think they’re really on to something. Once & Future Band earns the title of progressive wizards with the soundscapes they create. If the artists mentioned in the title didn’t get you excited, then Castle Face’s description has to push you… close to the edge –s ee what I did there.

The description reads: “In the vapor trail of ‘How Does It Make You Feel’ you can smell the burnt ozone of a seventies-full-orchestra-nebula-pop-odyssey, the flakes floating down and landing on you like snow and giving you the grave-chills…the ash of a masterpiece pop song. Once and Future Band: this incredibly accomplished cabal of total prog wizards has circled the earth, but then, these are the accomplished gentlemen of many former pursuits (the formidable Drunk Horse among them) and all of them comets themselves. The very mid 70s vibe at work here surpasses pastiche, and crests that lovely anachronistic conceptual peak: a fully realized and meticulously arranged psych record, meant to be listened to from top to bottom, with the lights down low and in a comfy chair perhaps, or while gazing out the window of your life pod. A Dark Side of the Moon feel, with shades of early Yes’s technicality, a dash of Steely Dan’s vocal prowess and effortless sheen, and some seriously outsized hooks that call to mind the mighty ELO, Le Orme and yes, even the unsinkable Queen powered on Brian May’s tape echo jet fuel and sequined power cells.”

I had to steal that because I couldn’t have said it any better. Once & Future Band is out 1/27 on Castle Face. Pre-order it here (physical) or here (digital).

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Self Titled Tracklist:

01 “How Does It Make You Feel?”
02 “I’ll Be Fine”
03 “Hide & Seek”
04 “Rolando”
05 “Tell Me Those Are Tears Of Joy”
06 “Magnetic Memory”
07 “Standing In The Wake Of Violence”

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