Off Duty/Boat Trip
Back to the beach, everyone! Col. Kilgore is gonna make it righteous with some noise and color the likes of which you’ve never seen before! Cameron Stallones was once part of the precocious Pocahunted collective, that also helped nurture the equally precocious Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. But now he’s wandered off on his own, making fantastically dazed and frazzled music as Sun Araw. This CD collection of earlier LPs out now on Woodsist is a very, very welcome surprise. Any preconceived notions are swiftly and happily dashed by a smoky, technicolor blur of lof-fi krautrock and dub reggae, swamped in profoundly freaked out waves of impressionist lead guitar and distracted, barely audible singing. Stallones presides over the whole affair like Neil Young as drawn by Whitley Strieber. Superb.