April 10th, 2012
The description from the press release probably can’t be improved upon, so we won’t try: “Debut LP from SPACIN’, the newly formed Philadelphia act that’s bringing together kick-flippers, arm-wrestlers, and hackey-sackers in head-nodding, beer swilling unity. Inhales the same fumes that fuel the Velvets workout at the gymnasium, the Stooges sleazy-fuzz with Asheton on guitar, and the groovy zen of Nigeria ‘70.”
It’s out next Tuesday on Richie Records/TestosterTunes, and it smokes. Only 320 copies are being pressed and you can buy your copy right on the TestosterTunes site.
We’re having trouble embedding widgets at the moment because, as it turns out, EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES IS BREAKING AT THE SAME EXACT TIME, but go over to the TT soundcloud and give “Empty Mind” a listen. It will turn your brain into a lazy soup. It sounds like the album cover looks. Melt awaaaaaaaaay.
For a bit more background, here’s what PW’s own Tony Rettman wrote about the group and the album some time ago: “The first pearl bestowed upon us in the form of a side project from Philadelphia’s finest gnarled-out Psych trio Birds of Maya was guitarist Mike Polizzes’ Purling Hiss, and now we have bass player Jason Killinger with his very killer and very screwy new project, Spacin’. Originally a basement-only solo thing consisting of Killinger playing guitar through a pyramid of amps accompanied by a drum machine, Spacin’ has started to squeak itself above ground and into the barrooms of the city with a fully functioning lineup. The dude doesn’t even need the drum machine anymore; he’s got his wife Eva pounding the skins! Sneak previews of their upcoming debut full-length Deep Thuds shows a unit who knows the economic gain to be had from a good, hypnotic riff. For those who have ever gotten lost for days in the strains of the Velvet Undergrounds’ ‘Sister Ray,’ Jonathan Richmans’ ‘Roadrunner,’ Hawkwinds’ ‘Silver Machine‘ or even Deep Purples’ ‘Space Truckin,’ repeated listening to Spacin’ is required in excessive doses.”