Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lore Of The Ages...

Father Sky - Tower Heist EP (2015)

From the melting pot of Austin, Texas, comes Father Sky, a four-piece band with a focus on capturing the spirit of the late '70s.  On this, their debut EP, Father Sky plunks down five tracks (recorded with analog equipment for that extra juicy sound) of bleary-eyed hard blues rock, dripping with rich tones and pedal effects.  Sometimes laid-back (like a few of the sections in "Rain Will Fall"), at other times keyed-up and anxious (as with the body-mover "Silver Spoon"), the band explores their musical territory with all the enthusiasm of the bands from whom they seem to take inspiration, like ZZ Top, Thin Lizzy, and Uriah Heep.  No doubt their live shows are a treat, with the already sizable scoops of jamming rolled out into solo after solo.
The EP tops off at just over 16 minutes of material, but for that whole time, the band keeps things fresh, with an unhurried momentum that carries them smoothly from one down-home rock groove to the next.  Retro rock seems to be growing bigger with each passing month, so if you haven't found a band to quite scratch that itch enough for you yet, pick up a copy of Tower Heist once it emerges in the next couple of months, and see what Father Sky can do to take care of you.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    La Chinga, Orchid, Kadavar, Lords of Beacon House, Electric Citizen


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