So I woke up this morning to find an email from a band located in Florence, Italy, asking if I’d check out their “new trippy and visionary video” for a song called “She’s Lost”. Well, I get emails all the time from bands wanting me to check out their albums and bless them with a spot right here on Jhubner73.com(listen Mr. Homme, stop emailing me or I’ll get in touch with the police). I figured this would be just another in a long line of bands hoping for fame given to them by my golden words anointed upon their psychedelic sounds…..
No, actually that really doesn’t happen. And Mr. Homme, I won’t send any more Polaroids( I told the authorities the same thing). So when a band that I’ve never heard of sends me an email asking if I’d check out their music, I jump at the chance. It actually freaks me out , I have to say. I mean, me? You want me to check out your music? And you’re from Italy? Well, how could I not?
So The Vickers. I’m not sure if the video they produced is visionary, but it’s pretty cool. What’s really important is the song, and “She’s Lost” is killer. It’s a great mix of krautrock motorik beat, hazy psychedelics, and pop grandeur rolled into 4 1/2 minutes of analog warmth. The vocals are very reminiscent of John Lennon, via Kevin Parker on a Beatles binge. The drums and bass roll along and carry the song steadily so the guitars, vocals, and atmospherics can let your mind wander in the field of poppies. There’s some great jazzy drum fills at the end, too. He can keep a steady beat, but he can also break things up when needed. So far, they have a 7in single you can buy, so I’d say head here and buy it pronto. I know I’m going to.
I don’t have much information on these guys, other than they’re a psych band(well, yeah) and they formed in Florence, Italy. The person that emailed me is named Andrea. That’s all I know. Oh, and I know they’re a great band. Listen for yourself below. Keep tuned to Jhubner73.com as I will have a feature about The Vickers just as soon as they answer my way too personal questions. Ooh, and make sure you check out their great cover of one of my favorite Beatles songs off of my favorite Beatles record. Yeah, it’s down there, too.