Continuing on my 31 day long list of 2017 releases that you need to make sure you’re in the know. Closing out the first week of releases we have Philadelphia based by Grimace Federation who released their “Auroville” LP which caught my attention early on. Grimace Federation is unlike any other band that I’ve heard of here on the East Coast and their sound reminds me of something that I would have heard from a European artist so this LP definitely makes me proud.
Auroville combines prog rock and psych, jazz and electronic which often times gives it a library feel but with heavy deep rock influences and touches of spacy synth to tie it all together. Sometimes you can judge a book by it’s cover and in this case the Auroville cover art fits exactly the sound I was expecting.