Space Waves, Spirit Lake

Space Waves

You Can Ride A Beam Of Light Like A Musical Strum is the second full-length album from Space Waves (5th overall), to be released in 2013. The core duo of Sarah and Kelley Bourland are joined by Mark Loftin (Foxtail Somersault, Morning Spy, Shawerma) on drums for this album. Drums, bass, and initial guitar tracks were all recorded live by Kelley over a weekend, with additional guitar, vocals, flute and tenor steel pan added later. In this spirit of capturing a live performance, two previously released songs, "Shadowtree" and "In the Shadows," were re-recorded for this album. The title of the album was received during a communication with Sarah's childhood cat through pet psychic Laura Stinchfield on her radio show.
Mixed by the legendery Larry Crane, Space Waves' third album finds the Portland shoegazers at their creative peak. Ethereal, reverb drenched soundscapes supply the backdrop for the album's heady expanse of 60's-inspired psychedlia ("Turns), gritty rockers ("Stealin' Time"), haunting explorations ("Eat the Shadows") and driving intensity ("In The Shadows").
Founders Kelley and Sarah Bourland have proven to be a formidable shoegaze team, and in addition to playing many recent shows up and down the West Coast, toured the Midwest last summer

Spirit Lake

Uncle Walker’s Amber Restorative adds emotive sturm und drang to the band’s building blocks of Delta blues and early Americana. Songs like “High Desert Saints” touch on the migratory struggles that defined the Oregon Territory nearly two centuries ago, while “My My My” provides a cowpoke’s reinterpretation of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.”

Spirit Lake, which came together in the spring of 2009, combines its members’ love for the Rolling Stones and Gram Parsons with their history of crafting arena-size pop-rock.
-Willamette Week

Thomas Mudrick & (((boing)))



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