We've covered a few of Zachary Fairbrother's Lantern releases and each one has come with a charred wire crunch of blown fuses and garage grit, and while that's still apparent on their latest tape for the venerable Night People, there's also a new element that borrows from the road weary country rock and pastoral psych niche's of the late 70's. Snuck in between the fry and fray are a couple of great hazy road tunes that have a touch of The Stones and a smidge of some lesser known 70's classics like Relatively Clean Rivers woven into their fibers. Its these tracks that I keep coming back to on Burned Youth, though every once in a while those proto-punk burners serve to chase away the haze of the day and kick in like the sonic amphetamine I've known Lantern to be. As usual, the release is clad in Shawn Reed's iconic artwork and it’s a recommended pick-up.
[MP3] Lantern - Alap/Emily
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