The Everywheres is a psychedelic pop band from Nova Scotia that was first formed in 2012. To date, the group has released a total of four albums. This album, The Everywheres (2013), is the group’s first album. On this album’s Bandcamp listing, the description mentions The Brian Jonestown Massacre, as well as “swirling guitar” and “blissed-out harmonies”, which has me pretty excited to give this album a listen. With that said, I’m going to jump on into the music.
“Unfortunate Direction” starts out with a really groovy mixture of acoustic guitar, mellow psychedelic pop electric guitar lines, and some swirling organs set to a bass line that moves with the beat really well. I’m really digging this track so far, and I’m reminded a fair deal of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, as well as modern psychedelic rock/pop groups like The Dolly Rocker Movement. Great track, and I’m excited to hear more.
“Someone Disappeared” gets started with a really mellow guitar line and a groovy rhythm that immediately catches my ear. I really dig the jangliness of the tambourine in the rhythm section. Holy smokes, I really dig what sounds to be a counterpoint between two different electric guitar lines. Holy smokes, I really dig the acoustic guitar chords in the rhythm section of this one. Wow, great track.
“Other State” gets started right away with a really interesting psychedelic pop distortion with one of the guitars. I really dig the flowing feel of the rhythm section, with the tambourine, bass guitar, drums, and acoustic guitar all seem to be coaxing the soundscape along in a manner that almost reminds me a bit of The Black Angels meets The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Great tune.
Holy smokes, “Watch it Grow” catches my ear right away with a really relaxed, mellow, almost Neo-psychedelic style that reminds me very much of a slightly more pop-oriented version of something from The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s album, Strung Out In Heaven (1998). I’m also reminded a bit of The Morning After Girls. I’m really digging the use of the shakers in the rhythm of the track. Oh wow, the bass guitar and acoustic guitar have such a sweet sound that keeps hooking me further into the listening experience. Oh wow, I really dig the slight offset of the vocals at certain points, creating an almost harmonic dissonance for a moment before the vocal lines synchronize back up with one another. Wow, great track.
“Cold Curator Sings” gets started right away with an upbeat bass line and some mellow percussion along with some nearly relaxing psychedelic pop electric guitar lines. Oh wow, I really dig the upbeat flowing feeling of the bass line in this track. The bass line changes up really nicely to have a really tight, psychedelic pop feel reminiscent of the genre circa 1967. Oh wow, I really dig the use of reversed effects to produce a sitar-like sound in the outro jam of the tune. Great track.
“Strangers Below the Wire” gets flowing with some super groovy sounds right away with a mellow rhythm section comprised of the bass guitar, drums, shakers, and some super sweet rhythm electric guitar chords. Holy smokes, there are some notes from what sounds to be an organ of some sort that come chirping into the soundscape. Oh wow, there are some super groovy guitar lines in this one. I’m also reminded a bit of Bad Liquor Pond, a band I listened to recently but didn’t write about. Holy smokes, this reversed outro is awesome, and reminiscent to some degree of “Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles. Wow, great track.
“Easy Bells” gets started with some speedy, crunchy, distorted guitar chords and a tight, somewhat jangly rhythm section. This track almost has a sort of modern punk-inflected garage rock sound reminiscent of Ty Segall that I’m really digging. Holy smokes, the track mellows out a ton into something more reminiscent of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Wow, super sweet track.
Oh wow, “Weekend Yellows” gets started with a really interesting mixture of flavors that sort of has an acoustic, jangly psychedelic pop sound reminiscent of the 1960s mixed with a sort of vague 1980s feel that I can’t quite particularly place, but reminds me a bit of The Church. Wow, I’m really digging this track so far. Oh wow, I really dig the tremolo effect on the crunchy background guitar while the lead guitar plays some slick, melodic lines that give me a vague impression of groups like Frankie and the Witch Fingers, seemingly getting me to listen closer and closer. I really dig the vocal arrangement in this track. Wow, great tune, and a great way to finish the album.
Holy smokes, I’m definitely glad that I checked out this album by The Everywheres tonight, and can certainly say that I’ll be listening to more of their discography soon. I was definitely reminded of The Brian Jonestown Massacre at a few points throughout the album, as well as some modern psychedelic rock and garage rock acts like The Black Angels, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Ty Segall, and The Dolly Rocker Movement. The album also was fairly reminiscent of psychedelic pop from the 1960s, reminding me of groups like The Aerovons, and even The Beatles. If you’re a fan mellow, flavorful, melodic psychedelic rock and psychedelic pop, and/or you enjoy groups like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, then you might want to consider checking out this album. If you do decide to give this album a listen, then I sincerely do hope that you enjoy the listening experience at least as much as I did.