catalogue

LAZY SMOKE

CORRIDOR OF FACES (JACKPOT RECORDS)

LAZY SMOKE - CORRIDOR OF FACES 45705
format:
1 LP
release:
14.01.2011
label:
JACKPOT RECORDS
genre:
Rock
item ID:
45705
barcode:
0723721219611
Original Album Artwork and design. Intro from John Pollano with rare photos and band history. Limited Pressing of 500 on gorgeous transparent light green vinyl.

Top 20 Lost Psych Album of all time - NME. In a genre built on obscured and unsung genius, Corridor Of Faces transcends and stands out as a true psyche masterpiece.

Rising above any number of recently unearthed late-60s anglo-pop platters, the sole offering from small town Massachusetts phenomenon Lazy Smoke is a cohesive, solid, classic album in every sense.

Ten songs that weave into one-another, painting some beautifully drifty sonic picture as they go.

The first remarkable trait of Lazy Smoke's sound is the lead vocals' uncanny similarity to John Lennon.

If that likeness was the whole story, we would have a Beatles sound-alike on our hands, and that would be that.

Upon digging just a little deeper below the surface, we instead find a darker tone and a patient, eerie and almost shut-in feeling resonating through the songs.

While bands like The Beatles and The Left Banke were singing about love, lament and hallucinated travel experiences, the songs on Corridor of Faces get sincerely dark right away.

Even the seemingly-light teenage love-themed "Sarah Saturday" shares an undercurrent of on-the-edge uncertainty and dread.

It's this undercurrent that calls to mind comparisons to Forever Changes era Love and the more damaged end of the pop spectrum.

Originally privately pressed in MA in an edition of only 500 copies in 1968.