Atlanta psych 5-piece Reverends drifted into our musical landscape in 2016 with a sole 7″ pulsating with Psychocandy fuzz called Dark Demon, then quickly followed up the hype with a full-length the same year. Titled Derealization Blues, it was immediately evident from the first note that these guys weren’t just one-trick ponies. Cutting their teeth into the gospel comedown of Primal Scream, driving krautrock rhythms, Britpop swagger and all the while maintaining that heaping helping of shoegaze godliness, Reverends became a lot of psych fans’ new favorite group. Well, friends, they’re back with a long-awaited follow-up titled The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday.
Never ones to stay comfortable, the band is flirting with new inspirations again. Sometimes I… combines the forlorn cosmic country stylings of Beachwood Sparks and their forefathers The Flying Burrito Brothers while That Was Hell drifts alongside the ecstacy-fueled Storm in Heaven era of The Verve. Trust your instincts here, yall. If you get down on psych sounds old and new, Reverends should fit snugly and comfortable in your collections.
-David Hampton (Slyvinyl.com)
REVERENDS: Rev. Dandy Lee Strickland Kyle Jones Andy Watts Matt Boehnlein Henry Jack Buxbaum
Mgmt, Special Assistance, Live Projections: Bennett Girardot
The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday: Produced by Reverends Recorded at the Manor in Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2018-2019 Recorded and Engineered by Matt Boehnlein Assisted by Andy Watts Mixing and mastering by: James Scott at Populist Recording in Chicago, Illinois, USA Additional mixing by : Matt Boehnlein Mgmt and special assistance: Bennett Girardot Cover photo: Jud Muir Copyright 2019 SomeHighSongs Nashville Cobra photos: Amber Davis Star Bar and The Earl photos: Chris Beat