Sounds Of Hopscotch 2013 #6: Rose Windows

Hard as it may be to believe, it's once again time for Hopscotch. One of my favorite festival happenings, Hopscotch is a mere hop, skip, and a jump or two from the DC metro in lovely Raleigh, North Carolina. For the past few years they've been reeling in some seriously impressive lineups, and this year looks to be no different. Thanks to scheduling conflicts, I won't be heading down for this year's sonic extravaganza, but (not at all surprisingly) I've got recommendations on who to check out if you're heading to the fest.

Rose Windows is a band more than a little in my wheelhouse. Their heady, heavy retro-fueled psych is both intoxicating and haunting, the perfect fix. On single "Native Dreams," the youthful Left Coasters remind me a lot of fellow heavy psychsmiths Black Mountain, bombastic and booming, with spirit and noise to spare. The guitar wails, the vocals seduce, and the whole magical mess is impossible to resist. Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed.

mp3: Native Dreams (Rose Windows from The Sun Dogs)  


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