A good psychedelic rock album is like no other; the expansive vibes lend these sort of releases an unmistakable sense of grandeur. However, it’s hard to find albums nowadays that can pull off the style (although I’ve been having good luck with that, recently). Luckily, bands like Impuritan are more than willing to step up to the challenges. Much like Kylver, these guys blend post rock, stoner and psychedelic rock to create a drawn out, looming style of music that’s highly effective at generating mood. I am honored to be able to premiere today not only their latest EP, Altered Statues, but also a music video for the track “Spruce”, off the same release. Head on down below for both!
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This little EP has it all; from the marrow-chilling atmosphere of “Strange Swim”, leaning heavily on the post rock influences, to the rock n’ roll trappings of “Death Trippers Anonymous”, Altered Statues is all about fuzzy melodies and trippy vibes. Along the way, it stops at “Poison Candy”, which is nothing short of an oldschool punk extravaganza, aggressive guitar playing and vocal included. Of course, I left out the opening track intentionally. “Spruce” might be my favorite off of this release; its thick synths blending beautifully with the rest of the instruments to create that psychedelic rock feel I love.
Add in a time-lapsed video with a 70’s influenced color palette and you get the full package. Altered Statues is a tasteful morsel of what Impuritan are capable of and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the band. They also sound like they’d be great to watch live so maybe we’ll try and make that happen in the future? For now, kick back, get something cool to drink and spin Altered Statues for some mind-altering, fuzzy fun.