Everyone claims to be a DIY artist these days. Few bands however can honestly state that they handle every aspect of their recorded and live experience – from recording and mixing to artwork, design, and mind-blowing live visuals – in house.
“It’s critical that the live visuals, artwork, and music all work in equilibrium to achieve the specific aesthetic we’re after” says front-man Sean Morrow of the look, sound and feel of his band.
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor not only write and perform moody electrifying psych rock that they record in their aptly named Space Camp Studios; Sean Morrow (guitar, vocals), Eric Oppitz (bass, organ) and Rick Sawoscinski (drums, percussion) are unified in their pursuit of SOYSV’s vision. Wayne Woodward adds stunning visuals to the band’s live set - anyone who has experienced a Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor performance has felt the power of the swirling, ever-changing images he shapes.
Their new full length recording Desert Brain not only brings Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s aesthetic to life, but brings to fruition years spent planning the ultimate immersive listening experience. “I think we were a bit scared to make it,” says Oppitz. “It took us much longer than a typical record of a collection of songs would have taken us. Not only did we have to write the songs, but we had to compose the transitions between them and then think about how each song fit into the overall concept of the entire record.”
Shimmering layers of sound slide and collide across Desert Brain, which was crafted to be an end-to-end experience that’s more a shifting moodscape than collection of individual songs. “Lyrically and musically, we really tried to tap into the chaos, celebration, and tragedy that has affected us over the last four years,” says Sawoscinski. “Since our last release Spectra Spirit we’ve collectively faced marriage, eviction, success, breakups, the death of a good friend to addiction, career changes and displacement.”
While the process of writing and recording a unified album like Desert Brain was challenging, the reward is a seamless, immersive journey for the listener. From the opening, flanged guitar strains of “Seventh Scene” to the juggernaut of chugging noise at the center of “What’s Your Cloud Nine 37” to the building waves of vocals, drums and tension that drive the title track, Desert Brain has texture, hypnotizing rhythm and a sonic landscape you won’t soon forget. The album, in keeping with Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s tradition of covering all aesthetic bases, will be released on clear and splattered blue vinyl.
Though from Detroit, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s reach is long. They’ve shared the stage with The Black Angels, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow, and Acid Mothers Temple; joined the elite ranks of psych bands at Austin’s Psych Fest for the second time in 2014; toured with Holydrug Couple, Loop, The Warlocks, and The Telescopes, and played SXSW and CBGB Music & Film Festival.
released June 2, 2015
Shimmering layers of sound slide and collide across the 47-minute album, which was crafted to be an end-to-end experience that’s more a shifting moodscape than collection of individual songs. The band’s commitment to experimentation is as solid as ever, and Desert Brain is a testament to that approach.
releases 02 June 2015
All songs written, preformed, recorded, produced and mixed by SOYSV
Guest vocals by: Serene Arena, Wayne Woodward, Mallory Noir
Recorded at the Potato Moon House deep in the woods of Northern Michigan and Space Camp Studios II in Ferndale, Michigan
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