Jason Simon, best known for his work as the guitarist and singer for the seminal heavy psych band Dead Meadow, releases his new solo record Familiar Haunts on Cardinal Fuzz / Tekeli-Li Records. For Familiar Haunts Jason takes his love of the haunting Appalachian banjo playing of Dock Boggs and old time Americano Folk music to create a heady mix where wheezing organs come up against Maestro like drum machines and delivers on the weirdness inherent in old folk/country and blues tunes. All the various strains of Cosmic Psychedelia that run through the grooves here you can find as you dip into the opening cut "The People Dance, The People Sing" as a twanging droning raga like banjo eventually slides into wild tangles of heavy swirling clouds of psych bliss. These tracks drift from the heady to the etheral to churning and heavy deserty dirges as Jason Simon emerges from the eerie haze. Masterfully backed by the exquisite musical stylings of Scott Seltzer, Jon Randono, and James Acton.
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Holy smoke. One of the finest contemporary psych albums I've heard. Like an acoustic Annexus Quam meets Popul Vuh circa Brüder des Schattens meets Amon Düül circa Paradieswärts Düül meets traditional musicians from rural Iran playing Fairport Convention's Matty Groves. Forward thinking heads from southern Arizona making music as authentic and transcendent as it comes. Mushroom Head