Release Date: Nov 13, 2015
Record label: A Recordings
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Garage Rock Revival
Now operating prolifically from 48-year-old leader Anton Newcombe’s Berlin base, this year has already brought two substantial releases from Californian psych torchbearers The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Following April’s French movie tribute ‘Musique De Film Imaginé’ and Newcombe’s subsequent slow burning collaboration with Toronto singer Tess Parks ‘I Declare Nothing’, there’s no sign of the septet’s current creative sprint running out of energy. Packed with multiple chiming guitars, ‘Mini Album Thingy Wingy’ may have an underwhelming title but it’s a worthy follow up to last year’s excellent, sprawling fourteenth album ‘Revelation’.
With 2015's Musique de Film Imaginé, Anton Newcombe's long-running outfit, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, took an unusual detour, delivering a cerebral set of imaginary soundtrack cues that paid homage to vintage French cinema. A mere six months later, they came back with the casually named, but no less robust Mini Album Thingy Wingy. Returning to more song-based material, the seven-track collection was made in Newcombe's adopted home of Berlin and features plenty of sleekly crafted psych-pop that nods to the band's San Francisco roots while continuing to nurture their European influences.
Psych for the sake of it. In recent months, he’s released a full Brian Jonestown Massacre album (2014’s Revelation) and this year’s soundtrack to a non-existent movie, Musique De Film Imaginé (stop rolling your eyes, please, you’ll get stuck like that), but the ever bountiful creative well and modern psych guru that is the Massacre’s Anton Newcombe keeps ‘em coming with this stopgap mini-album (thingy, er, wingy). ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads .