Lousy With Sylvianbriar is album number twelve for Kevin Barnes and co, as the band from Athens, Georgia show a prolificacy maintained with impressive consistency over their fifteen-year career.
The new album from was recorded on a 24-track tape machine at the bands home studio as they delve further into 1960s nostalgia and away from the complexities and stress of the modern recording industry. Lyrical overstatement is as always, what drives Bell Glade Missionaries, as Barnes paints this fucking nightmare filled with the exploding schools, paranoid schizophrenics and cocaine steeling soldiers onto a playful canvas of hanging guitars and whimsical ooh’s and ahh’s.
The psych-folk Sgt. Peppers aesthetic from last months Fugitive Air is maintained in volumes here, and it will be interesting to see how they run with it on a full body of work.
Lousy With Sylvianbriar is out via Polyvinyl on October 8.