Bay Area spacey/psych band My Evergreen Soul presents an amazing music phenomena that goes beyond fuzzy psych sonics
Mind Escape burns through the contemplative coolness of Bay Area psych and West Coast space rock mentality. My Evergreen Soul looks at things different than most modern psych bands. Every twist and turn within each moment of the songs are a new, cinematic discovery.
For me, these songs are surprising. Adding a violin into the mix of pedaled-up guitars just adds a new dimension to the title track. Those guitar effects send ripples through your mind. They could stretch this song out for an eternity of psych jam bliss but they choose to end it in the three minute pop timeframe. And then, they end up ditching all of that for West Coast indie drift on the song “Venus.” The vocals are so easy to get into. Reminds me a lot of National Skyline meets Beta Band meets early psych folk. Again all of this stems from the constant flow and changes the band makes. It’s a gorgeous kaleidoscope of amazement. And each time the band throws out something different it becomes something more. It becomes an extension of the song, thus becoming a part of you.
Listen to My Evergreen Soul’s title track
Even when you taste the acid from the rock that spews out of the guitar on the intro to “The Odyssey,” and keys counterbalance things, the song slowly blooms into a gorgeous ballad only to slowly take another grandiose shape. What happens after that is for you to discover. That is what this song is—a pure, jaw-dropping discovery. It’s like seeing a photograph of something and thinking how this can be so beautiful. And in all of its forms, Mind Escape is a beautiful piece of art. If psych music is meant to get out of the framework of traditionalism and expand your mind, My Evergreen Soul succeeds.
Let’s hope it does not take as long for them to make the next masterpiece as it did to make this EP because this is me sitting here with my mind blown.