The well endowed eyebrowed,Travis Trevisan, of San Diego’s Tape Deck Mountain had his band’s first release, their debut EP Sparks, put out on cassette tape. I’m betting not too many outside of San Diego has heard it. A shame really. Their debut full length Ghost came out yesterday, this time on CD and LP (on Lefse).
Tape Deck Mountain plays in the style of Mercury Rev (minus all the later ethereal choir stuff) or Spacemen 3 with maybe a little Danzig thrown in. The guitars and drummer handling keyboards with one hand reminds me of the old line up Chicago’s, The Race once had. Most of the songs are long noisy, pedal fueled jams. It’s good shit. Check out these one-take live recording sessions, lit by desk lamp.
Also dig this remix of the first track on Ghost.
MP3: “Scantrons” (City Light Remix)