a lovely sight
pisces | a lovely sight
The inimitable Numero Group -- best known for their consistently mindblowing Eccentric Soul compilations -- offers up a change of pace in the form of yet another seemingly out of thin air "How the hell had no one found this before now?" gem. In this case, though, it's some lost fuzzy late-'60s psychedelic pop/folk from Rockford, Illinois' Pisces, and their unreleased/virtually unheard 1969 LP A Lovely Sight. From the label:
"1969's A Lovely Sight, Pisces' only attempt at an LP, never made wax; but the fuzz guitar phrases and tambourine shuffle of "Dear One" instantly illustrate the band's woozy realm. Deeper inside, bass scales borrowed from Sgt. Pepper give way to Who moves wrecked by bad fidelity and harsh intrusions of found sounds. Jefferson Airplane's swirled, lysergic Haight Street utopia melds with the urban narcosis of the Velvet Underground's East Village."mp3:
pisces :: dear one
If you like that song, it's safe to assume you'll enjoy the whole record, but if you're still not convinced, listen to a sampler of album tracks here. Out June 2 on cd/vinyl, or get it in mp3 format now here (recommended).