The Basements return with “Sounds Of Yesterday”, an astoundingly impressive LP, inspired by the folk garage and “moody” sounds of 1966 with a right injection of vintage psych sounds (before hippies ruined everything!). The band in their 3rd LP reveal a maturity in their songs and an unprecedented understanding of the real garage sound of the 60¢s that very few bands have achieved in the last decades. We at Lost In Tyme headquarters really believe that this is their master work (shall we say MASTERPIECE?).
Walls of jangly 12-string guitars, those sweet farfisa sounds and reverb drenched vocals in tracks such as “Mary Ann” (their hit!), “Dreams” and “Everything Is Wrong”, the sound of teen angst and adolescent frustration in tracks like “Morning”, “I¢m For My Own” and “Time Will Do The Rest”, while in tracks such as “Children Of Tomorrow”, “She Was Mine” and “Rainy Days” the band shows that the psych punk sounds of bands like The Human Expression are alive and well today. Of course, the band doesn¢t forget the fuzz¢n¢screams in wyld ¡66 punk tracks such as “Sounds Of Yesterday” and “Way Back”.
Actually, there are so many AMAZING songs here that it¢s so difficult for us to choose some of the 14 tracks of their LP to write this press release! Remember all those LPs recorded by bands playing in basements in the mid 60¢s (Bachs, All Of Thus, Summer Sounds) and you might get an idea. Even their choice of covers (The Mystic “I Get So Disgusted” and The Wild Cherries “I Cried Once”) reveals their eclectic taste and their astonishing ability to master the real sounds of 60¢s teen garage.
The remarkable thing with The Basements is that although they have achieved with such great skill to resurrect the sounds of yesterday, they sound so fresh and relevant today.
So, get down to The Basements and enjoy the Sounds Of Yesterday!