We’ve been told by Santiago, Chile neo-psychadelic darlings The Dandy Newcombes that Sour Jane (on Spotify) is the first single of many more to come. The Dandy Newcombes are influenced by the artwork of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Dandy Warhols and The Velvet Underground.
The first single is reminiscent of Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground, combined with a loving dose of Anenome from The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The main groove of the song starts off with just two chords swaying back and forth. As the composition develops, more instruments are orchestrated to create a lush chamber of sound. The most interesting part of the song is the chorus with glockenspiels, mellotron and harmonized vocals that drip with honey.
Sour Jane is definitely a wink wink, nudge nudge to their favourite bands who have inspired them to create art. They wear their influences shamelessly on their sleeve and are proud to embody the neo-psychadelic movement happening in Chile. This band embodies the feelings of wanting to bring underground music to the forefront, much like Becktracchi, Quiet Wolf and The Casey Jr. Ride.
The Dandy Newcombes
The Dandy Newcombes are more than a tribute: they are a sign of the times and an acknowledgement of the fact that the time’s up for corporate pop bullshit (with so many countless acts around the world no longer accepting record labels or their terrible 360 deals). They are part of a revolution that will slowly begin to overtake the mass appeal of pre-packaged junk.
We hope to have an interview with the band soon and dive into the minds of these creative geniuses and their art.
Till next time,
-The Eclectic Social Music Club