ALBUM REVIEW: Mr. Bison – Seaward

Those who deserted Pisa-based riff kings, Mr. Bison, after their 2012 debut album We’ll Be Brief (Dracma Records) will recognise neither the physical nor the sonic entity that exists today. Only guitarist/vocalist Matteo Barsacchi remains from that initial incarnation, now replenished by two more Matteos – vocalist/guitarist Sciocchetto and drummer D’Ignazi – and the dry, ZZTop-influenced sound of that first effort has been gradually replaced by an oft euphoric leaning towards a form of Desert Psychedelia as progressive as it is retrospective. Their fourth album Seaward (Subsound Records / Ripple Music) is the band’s biggest step forward yet, displaying a level of invention and confidence that is both profound and joyous. Continue reading

Spacetrucker Signs To Ripple Music For New Music, New Series of Releases Planned

Ohio rockers Spacetrucker has signed to Ripple Music for new series of Ripple 12″ split releases Turned to Stone. The Spacetrucker will share their vinyl release with Italian psych rockers Mr Bison. Spacetrucker’s last album was 2018s well-regarded Smooth Orbit release. The Turn to Stone series to hit the streets early late 2019/early 2020. Continue reading