Halcyon Daze

by River Cult

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comaunite Man, does this thing go into sonic trips! Love it! The tones these guys get are inspiring. And I'm also loving the drums on this one. A must have for fuzzy psych doom lovers! Favorite track: The Sophist.
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lloydd Heavy psych/stoner rock with a touch of the blues .The songs are spacious and are allowed to take a path all their own but in the end they all arrive in the same place .Heavy bass, solid drums and wicked guitar solos along with solid vocals makes this a fantastic recording. Favorite track: Halcyon Daze.
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Bring Out Yer Dead. Van down by the River Cult, well call me a disciple b/c this shit rawks!!! Favorite track: The Sophist.
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1.
Tried so hard to to take it easy.. - feel malaise. Yeah, It's happening, feel at ease. Sobriety, in the breeze.. Its not as if I can't get by - it just gets boring... Yeah, It's happening, feel at ease. Sobriety, in the breeze..
2.
The Sophist 11:56
Do you believe the things you say? You kid yourself and the ones you're with. Take a look at yourself, in love with your voice. Take a look at yourself, in love with your own -- Sophistry.. yeah you talk too much. For once in your life just shut up! Take a look at yourself, in love with your voice. Take a look at yourself, in love with your own -- Lies...
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Seething 07:31
4.
Halcyon Daze 07:01
So enthused with these headlines.. Can't wait to see another day. Photograph -- of far away.. Photograph -- is it real? I hesitate with what is real. I can't tell, I can't feel.
5.
You get home ready to lie. She's already left you can't get why.. Cuz its not easy to up and quit. Out all night chasing the dog. You show up to work only to split. Its not easy to up and quit And you can talk for days but you don't say anything. Take it from the one who knows. You finally found what you need, but four hours pass and your at it again. Its not easy to up and quit. Feeling alright but where are you friends? You show up to work they don't let you in. Its not easy to up and quit. And you can talk for days but you don't say anything. Take it from the one who knows.

about

Though undeniably rooted in stoner rock, Brooklyn-based heavy psychedelic trio River Cult fluently weave a far wider array of sonic touchstones into an enveloping amalgamation that offers constant surprises – what may sound familiar at first heads rapidly in unexpected directions.

Debut full-length Halcyon Daze ranges through retro-fuzz, sweeping psych-doom and stark, almost post-metallic soundscapes.

The core of spacious heaviness remains throughout, but to hear a band channel (at any given moment) elements of Blue Cheer, ISIS, Ty Segall, Pentagram and Earthless, all while maintaining a vibrant originality, is truly a singular experience.

Making pigeonholing a further impossibility are River Cult’s lyrics. Themes of disillusionment, angst, alienation, addiction, and the mutual exclusivity of rightness and victory are just some of the personal and philosophical considerations that surface.

Metal Sucks called River Cult’s 2016 EP, “a fuzzed-out psych rock quest that sounds like it was recorded in a ’70s rec room in outer space.”

New York Music Daily described it as, “a roaring, psychedelic envelope of sound that’s a lot more propulsive than your typical stoner metal or postrock band.”

Halcyon Daze moves fluidly across sounds and emotions, a cohesive whole that refuses to be burdened by a single identifiable genre. The album’s tracks were recorded live in the studio, with minimal overdubs and edits, flowing together seamlessly to create an immersive aural voyage.
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released February 9, 2018

Sean Forlenza: Guitar/Vocals
Anthony Mendolia: Bass
Tav Palumbo: Drums

Cover photo by Anna Forlenza

Recorded and mixed by Charles Burst at The Seaside Lounge Recording Studios.
Mastered by Paul Gold of Salt Mastering.

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River Cult Brooklyn, New York

Heavy psychedelic rock out of NYC.

Chilling Effect out on Nasoni / Tee Pee Records.

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