Believe it or not, Colorado is churning out some artists you can’t take your ears off of and Flaural is no exception. This 4-piece is proof that a new wave, let’s call it psychwave, is upon us and you don’t have to be stoned to enjoy it. Combining out-of-the-box psychedelic elements, drenched in reverb and glistening guitars, Flaural is buoyant and introspective.
Something of a Frankenstein, Flaural is composed of members of other Colorado projects A Band In Pictures (Connor Birch, Noah Pfaff, Nick Berlin), Bloodhound (Collin Johnson), and Shady Elders (Nick Berlin). Recorded just this past summer with Jeff Cormack (South of France) at PlayPlusRecord Studios in Colorado, their debut EP Thin King is more than just your average instrumentals. Opening with singing bowls in “Staycation” the harmonic structure is meticulously created by multiple bowls tuned and played simultaneously. The list of instruments goes on, including vintage PA’s and Lou Reed’s own MOOG MF-104 effect pedal which you can hear best in “Shower” and “Hungry Lung.” Even the crickets in “Yawn” are the real deal, recorded on Golden, CO one late summer night.
Flaural make great use of their predecessors techniques to develop a contemporary sound that is hypnotic and soothing. Although the group is a young one, having formed in early 2015, the concept for this EP is polished, cohesive and sets a solid ground of potential. ‘Thin King’ EP is slated for release Thursday, Nov. 5.
Flaural is jumping in the van for a few nights so you can catch them live at the following:
11/05 | Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive Denver [EP Release Show]
11/06 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
11/07 | Boise, ID @ The WaterCooler
11/09 | Portland, OR @ The Liquor Store
11/10 | Seattle, WA @ the Black Lodge^
11/11 | Tacoma, WA @ Real Art Tacoma^
11/12 | Missoula, WA @ The Real Lounge^
11/13 | Bozeman, WA @ The Filling Station^
11/14 | Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery^
^ w/ Spirit Award
Keep your eyes & ears here, IRR will be premiering Flaural’s music video for “Staycation” on Friday!