Ukrainian psych, surf and garage rock trio Straytones, who is set to unleash their fourth album, Magic Green River Swimmin’ & Stunning Tarzanka Experience, on August 27th through Robustfellow, have just premiered another hot, new single!
Following their latest, critically acclaimed EP Beware, Dark Lord! Here comes Bell-Man! (2019) and countless live shows with acts such as Somali Yacht Club or Stoned Jesus, on their new full- length record the up & coming, Kyiv- based band will delight rock fans with their vibrant blend of garage, psychedelic and surf rock. Imbued with the spirit of 60’s garage rockers and hippies, and heavily influenced by modern neo-psychedelic vibes, Straytones may recall associations with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Night Beats, Wand, Ty Segall, Fuzz or Oh Sees, but add a very own and refreshing touch to their distinctive, groovy sound.
Their new LP, Magic Green River Swimmin’ & Stunning Tarzanka Experience, significantly demonstrates the growth of the band in the realms of psych and garage rock. The genre grasp has truly increased, but the mood and the vibe of the sound is still sunny and familiar, thus Straytones are one of those bands you need to check out!
After STRAYTONES just recently shared a first album appetizer ( Listen to the track “Super Hot” HERE ), they now premiered a new single and lyric video for “Oh Sweet Seeds”. Says the band:
“This warm tune is about reasons and blocks we artificially create inside ourselves, that actually prevent us from feeling good and joyful. It’s also a kind reminder that we are the smiths of our own happiness, so that we can change our perspectives in order to feel life itself and live it to the fullest.
The video to this song is a declaration of love to our city and to the wide river called Dnipro. In summertime it sometimes turns green and attracts with it’s magic. It’s all about hanging on the beach, catamaran riding, tarzanka jumping and freedom in all dimensions.”
“Our new album carries on a lot of stories and replete with a variety of colors, but we believe all of them perfectly fit into the Kyiv summer entourage.“ The band commented earlier.
“The title is a play on words taken from famous rock albums and songs which were put together in a way to make a jocular and genuine mood of the album and to highlight the artwork. And the artwork captures a typical picture of Kyiv summer, which sticks in the memory since childhood, and worth mentioning – not much has changed since then! You can see a granny with naughty grandchildren, an old fisherman with his little boy, catamarans, clumsy home-made pie seller, boys from the hood with beer, tents, barbeque, reeds and canes, frogs, rope-jumps (we call it tarzanka-jumping), and more of what you can see on the bank of Dnipro river at summertime. These memories carry a warm tinge of carelessness, and we really wanted to express this mood with music and the artwork, and we think we did it just fine! Of course, not all these songs are about summer carelessness, but all they take their deserved place on the record. When we wrote these songs, recorded them, created an arrangement, mixed and mastered the records – we gave it 100%! Also, we wanted to mention that the album was recorded with Marina, our ex-drummer, and she’s put a lot of effort and talent into creating it. Currently, she’s not a part of Straytones anymore, and our beloved Eugenia took her place.”
Magic Green River Swimmin’ & Stunning Tarzanka Experience will be released as CD, Tape and Digital formats on August 27, 2021 via Robustfellow