I haven’t had a lot of time to listen to new stuff the past couple weeks, so thank goodness for The Great American Canyon Band for putting out an EP with a couple songs I already know and love. They were going to put out an LP a long while back, but that didn’t work out and they ended up putting out another EP called Lost At Sea that didn’t sound like the other songs I’d heard. Now Six Degrees Records is putting out their LP, with Crash as a 5-song reintroduction to the group.
The three older songs, “Lost At Sea,” “Tumbleweed,” and “Young Lady,” still sound great. I actually have a playlist on my iPod at work that has a couple TGACB tunes on it, so even though I haven’t heard anything new til now, I’ve been keeping their voices near to me. “Tumbleweed” is particularly mesmerizing.
The new stuff finds Paul and Krystal Masson falling right back into that hauntingly beautiful harmony that endeared me to them a few years ago. The title track “Crash” gets into a kind of Beach House-y vibe right off the bat. There’s some very restrained drumming and streaks of bright guitar flashes throughout.
Crash is out now for you to purchase on iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp. The band kicks off a short tour tonight in Knoxville, TN at the Preservation Pub. November 20 they’ll be at Double Wide in Dallas, TX, November 21 in Austin, TX at Empire Patio and finally November 23 at Foo Bar in Nashville, TN.