SMOKY GHOSTS OF BIG TREES – “Gunfight in Your Mind” & “The Purple Cactus” from the album “fin(n)”

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to be swept away on a mesmerizing musical journey with the much-awaited release of SMOKY GHOSTS OF BIG TREES’ latest masterpiece, ‘fin(n)’. Get ready to immerse yourself in a sonic experience like no other as this alternative folk-rock band takes you on a wild ride through the depths of their artistic souls. Brace yourselves, for this is no ordinary album—it’s a captivating odyssey into the realms of introspection, bound to leave you breathless and craving for more. With an enigmatic title like “fin(n),” I knew I was in for a thrilling and unconventional treat. The band have poured their hearts and souls into this gem, crafting it meticulously across various studios in Southern California and the Republic of Korea. This musical marvel fearlessly explores the complexities of the human condition, delving into inner turmoil, external threats, and the ever-elusive hope that springs forth amidst the darkest moments.

Dive headfirst into the depths of your mind as “Gunfight in Your Mind” lures you into a battle against your own demons. Feel the raw power and frenetic energy of “A Tramp and Fugitive Look at Travel Brochures” as it exposes the fragility of the human psyche. But fear not, my dear listeners, for amidst the chaos, there is redemption. “The Purple Cactus” blooms with a kaleidoscope of hues, offering solace and rejuvenation in its melodious embrace.

Prepare to have your perceptions shattered as “Sasquatch in Your Super 8” playfully unravels the mysteries of the soul, while “Geronimo at the 1904 World’s Fair” takes you on an otherworldly journey through a warrior’s surreal adventure. And just when you thought you had seen it all, “Class Dismissed” roars to life, urging you to keep your eyes firmly fixed on the road ahead.

But the surprises don’t end there, my friends. SMOKY GHOSTS OF BIG TREES have even more wonders in store for you. Discover the utopia of “Never Fall on Your Face,” a tantalizing promise of beauty and grace. And as the album reaches its glorious conclusion, be treated to the benediction of “Overheard at the Exit Interview,” a musical debriefing that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

In between the aforementioned track-list you will come across a world where possible demon possession haunts the poignant melodies of “Carmel and Carol,” and the loss of love echoes through the haunting notes of “Pilot to Bombardier.” In the midst of it all the track “Archaeopteryx” emerges, exuding an aura of transcendence.

As you submerge yourself in this almost one-hour long opus, time will lose all meaning. Each track seamlessly merges with the next, transporting you to a realm where imagination reigns supreme. And just when the final notes fade away, an irresistible urge will beckon you to immediately relive the enchantment and unravel the hidden layers that you had only begun to comprehend.

In the realm of musical prowess, SMOKY GHOSTS OF BIG TREES stand tall and proud. ‘fin(n)’ showcases their mastery of organic arrangements intertwined with gritty rock motifs, all delicately infused with psychedelic twists and baroque flourishes. The vocal harmonies wash over you like a warm embrace, while the instrumentals, cleverly layered and meticulously crafted, create a symphony of emotions that resonate deep within.

But it doesn’t stop there. Each song unveils a complex narrative, woven with lyrical poetry that will provoke your thoughts and stir your soul. And let us not forget the remarkable lead vocal performances—nuanced and powerful, they breathe life into every verse, painting vivid portraits of triumph, heartache, and everything in between.

Consisting of former members from collectives such as Smoldering Ashes, 17 Pygmies, White Glove Test Gene Loves Jezebel and Jack and the Rippers, SMOKY GHOSTS OF BIG TREES are joined by the talented Jay Jardine, and featured pianist, Ron E. Harmon Jr. Together, these exceptional musicians form a harmonious unity, elevating ‘fin(n)’ to incredible heights of creative and sonic brilliance.

Mark your calendars for the glorious release of ‘fin(n)’ on July 7th, 2023. Prepare to lose yourself in a world where imagination knows no bounds, where melodies intertwine with the human experience, and where the power of music reigns supreme. SMOKY GHOSTS OF BIG TREES have once again proven their mettle, inviting us to embark on an extraordinary adventure, which will etch itself deep into your mindset. Don’t miss this chance to be part of something truly extraordinary.


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