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Black Clouds

Black Clouds

AHE-16 THE GANG VIOLETS - Black Clouds b/w A Touch from the Wild Child - 7": $5
Traveling band, The Gang Violets, play eclectic music as they gypsy their way between Long Beach, CA and Brooklyn, NY. Their blend of psychedelic americana effortlessly shifts from sunshine-pop to space-rock, while making more than a few country, folk, and blues detours along the way. Side A kicks off with "Black Clouds", a tune that rises up like a campfire despite moody lyrics, and is impossible to forget with its hook laden cadences, elated group vocals, whispery calls, gospel swagger, and swooning closure. Favoring an eclectic pop aesthetic that recalls early Beck as well as the highs from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, these tunes are are just mere hint as to what this band is capable of!

The Gang Violets

The Gang Violets

Traveling band, The Gang Violets, play eclectic music as they gypsy their way between Long Beach, CA and Brooklyn, NY. First conceived in 2005 and led by husband and wife duo, Jim Schwartz (of Innaway) and Darla Scarpella, the band is an organic collaboration of many friends residing on both coasts including: Miguel Mendez (Love as Laughter), Ethan Schmid (Inoculist, Heaven's Jail Band), Wes Buckley (CSC Funk Band), Matt "Sandwich" Miller, Luloo Flynn, Evan Mann, Phil Greyshock and Andy Leishman. With a versatile roster, their blend of psychedelic americana effortlessly shifts from sunshine-pop to space-rock. Though diverse, their sound is kept grounded by the brilliance of their songs and by the group's earnestness, which produces a music that is as catchy as it is moving.