by Bill Pearis

mystic braves

Los Angeles's Mystic Braves look like they've been transported from 1966 and that's pretty much what they sound like too: 12-sting guitars, surfy leads, combo organ, the occasional flourish of spanish horns. (They've opened for The Zombies in L.A. just to underline where they're coming from.) If you dig it, their just-released album, Desert Island, is a pretty groovy listen, and features a nice cover of We Are the People's "In the Past" (also done by Chocolate Watch Band but Delphine's en français version is by far the best). You can stream the whole album (the cassette of which is out on Burger) below.

Having just played Burgerama III and the Desert Daze festivals, Mystic Braves are currently in NYC as part of their current tour. They play an early show (doors at 6:30) at Mercury Lounge tonight (5/7) (tickets) and a FREE midnight show on Thursday (5/8) at Baby's All Right.

All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...


Mystic Braves - 2014 Tour Dates
May 07 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
May 08 Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY
May 10 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
May 14 The Mothlight Asheville, NC
May 21 The Western Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 18 Electric Owl Vancouver, Canada
Jun 21 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Jun 24 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
Jun 28 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA

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