US psychedelic gazers The Stargazer Lilies return with a new studio album three years after their outstanding 2019 release, Occabot. The album was recorded over the last few years in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Austin, TX and Central Florida. Cosmic Tidal Wave is due to be released on October 14th, here’s what the band say about the direction this new album goes in.
“Cosmic Tidal Wave is a classic shoegaze/psychedelic album but it also pushes out in many directions, incorporating elements of Bossa Nova, Trip Hop, Paisley Underground and even Experimental Orchestral Soundscapes. The album feels beachy and summery and a little less dark than previous TSL releases, while still remaining dangerous.”
Ahead of the release of the album the band have treated us to a new single called ‘Bending The Lines’. It’s a sumptuous slice of technicolour psychedelia. It swaggers along at a steady gait like a summer walk through a field of flowers. Warped synth and those trademark wailing guitars provide a stunning foil to Kim’s, as ever, beautiful vocals.
It’s a spellbinding introduction to an album that is sure to blow minds.
Cosmic Tidal Wave is going to be the first release on the bands own record label. Kim Field and John Cep of The Stargazer Lilies & Soundpool have teamed up with Thom Yanochko of Hypnagogia Entertainment to form Floravinyl Records, a new independent artist centric boutique record label. With this band at the helm, I can’t wait to see what records they release.
Head on over to Bandcamp to buy the single ‘Bending The Lines’ now or catch it on your favourite streaming platform.
The band are heading out on tour in the US shortly. Here’s a list of the dates where you can catch them.
8/24 529 ATLANTA, GA
8/25 FLEETWOOD’S ASHEVILLE, NC
8/26 THE 5 SPOT NASHVILLE, TN
8/27 BLACK CIRCLE INDIANAPOLIS, IN
8/28 MAG BAR LOUISVILLE, KY
9/2 HOOCH & HIVE TAMPA, FL
9/3 BUMBLEFEST WEST PALM BEACH, FL
10/12 MARFA, TX TBA
10/13 EL PASO, TX TBA
10/14 PHOENIX, AZ TBA
10/15 LOS ANGELES, CA TBA
10/16 SAN FRANCISCO, CA TBA
10/17 FRESNO, CA TBA
10/18 PIONEERTOWN, CA TBA
10/19 TUCSON, AZ TBA
10/20 ALBUQUERQUE, NM TBA
10/21 NORMAN, OK TBA
10/22 DALLAS, TX TBA
10/23 AUSTIN, TX TBA
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