Devonian Gardens (2014)
After a debut self-titled LP with the old moniker Deadhorse, this reformed band of minstrels has solidified a lineup as Devonian Gardens. Carefully crafted garage jams, boisterously spaced-out vocal layers, their psychedelic medicine show is ethereal, colourful and filled with interplay. Their latest full-length, Solar Shifting (released digitally via Brooklyn's Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records), was recorded in the secluded forests of Nova Scotia with analog wizard Jay Crocker. Final touches and two additional tracks were finished back home in Calgary. The group has toured the Great White North a few times over, appearing on bills alongside psych brethren Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shooting Guns and Sleepy Sun. With the ethos of a modern-day Airplane, Devonian Gardens and their sonic strata are down to earth but deep in space.