When it comes to comparisons for up and coming bands, the usual mix is the likes of Deerhunter, Animal Collective and the rest of the pitchfork set. It’s rare that you’d be able to draw parallels between the cream of the crop and The Eagles, but then again, The Sun Electric band aren’t your usual band of trendy chancers. The first thing of note, before they’ve even begun to strum their way through one of their laid back, psych rock jams, is that they’re a little bit older than most of the competition, a maturity that perhaps creeps into their sound with a depth and complexity that some of their lo-fi rivals don’t yet possess
Though they might look a lot like a few Dads jumbling their way through a lazy Sunday afternoon, their sound is one stolen from a garage somewhere on America’s West Coast, sunkissed and hazy. There are elements of ‘classic rock’ in there, but they mainly serve to take the edge off of a genre that has been overtaken by the fuzz and fidelity associated with recording through a laptop’s built in mic. It’s hardly game changing, but there’s a beauty and intricacy that has to be appreciated along with their brilliantly chilled aesthetic.