Garage-psych acolytes Narco States' first LP Wicked Sun takes everything that was exciting about Narco States’ debut 7-inch, drives it all into the desert at night, pumps it full of DMT, and holds its eyes open as the sun rises. The churning organ, the wailed yowl, the wild guitar solos all return, but they’ve grown. Narco States are a band that demands attention. Original drummer Justin DeRusha returns to join Nate McGuire (guitar), Nick Sampson (bass), Aaron Robertson (organ) and Michael Meyer (vocals, guitar). Robertson and DeRusha‘s production work reflects their wild and unpredictable live presence. This is a distinctive and pummeling rock n’ roll album that will find strong admiration from fans of The Stones, The Stooges, Sabbath, Iron Butterfly and The Cramps.
released December 5, 2014
Recorded January-May 2014 at Nick's house. Mixed by Justin DeRusha.
Michael MacBlane-Meyer - Vocals and guitar
Nathan McGuire - Lead and acoustic guitars
Aaron Robertson - Organ
Nick Sampson - Bass
Justin DeRusha - Drums and percussion
Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Technical Excellence by Brian Herb at Mother of All Music.
Holy smoke. One of the finest contemporary psych albums I've heard. Like an acoustic Annexus Quam meets Popul Vuh circa Brüder des Schattens meets Amon Düül circa Paradieswärts Düül meets traditional musicians from rural Iran playing Fairport Convention's Matty Groves. Forward thinking heads from southern Arizona making music as authentic and transcendent as it comes. Mushroom Head