Sub Pop just announced a new act for their roster, Rose Windows, a septet hailing from Seattle. We’re releasing their debut record, The Sun Dogs on June 25th. Listen to the first single from their forthcoming debut. If you call yourself a fan or Black Mountain or Dead Meadow, run don’t walk.
From Sub Pop’s PR Machine:
The band follows standard Western traditions in their instrumentation, using the basic tools employed in past decades of American and British rock music. Elements of The Band’s folk-infused rock, The Doors organ-driven psychedelia, and Black Sabbath’s blues-based dirges can be heard in Rose Window’s debut album The Sun Dogs. But the septet’s curiosity goes much further than a few well-chosen classic rock records. The band devoured Persian, Indian, and Eastern European music, studying the beautiful and strange paths taken by visionaries and renegades in other corners of the globe, and incorporated the revelations learned in the process into their sound. In doing so, The Sun Dogs challenges the assumption that all creative territories have been mapped out and charted. While Rose Windows aren’t interested in making music of the future, one reviewer was wise enough to note “a sound like this would not be possible in any other time.” You can read their whole story here.
They will be down at SXSW and I suggest you put them on your must see list. They are certainly on mine.