Zodiac Death Valley, Desert Bohéme (San Francisco, 2014)
Zodiac Death Valley is San Francisco past, future, and present: Cactus flower romanticism junk rock echoing the hardened curbside soul of The Haight and Mission districts, dark sailor music extracted from the cold bawdy Barbary waterfront, and sparkling vibrant optimism like a Dolores Park Summer day. This is their sacred ground and, just perhaps, never has one sound put it all together in such a fashion.
They started as an acoustic three piece then added new members, got explosively electric and came out the other end with their very own brand of mud and blood Country Blues Goth Psych Rock ‘N’ Roll. Unflinchingly playing the West Coast’s top and bottom clubs, radio stations, warehouses, art galleries, and television channels – In love only with music, creation, and process… a (sadly) refreshing/original obsession nowadays, no?
Come see captivating lyrics, barrel house piano, psychedelic organ layers, searing lead guitar, thumping bass lines, and a train rolling back beat. Come bring it all home. Raucous live ZDV performances have garnered them a reputation as a band that must be seen.
This sonic scorch of a self-titled debut was recorded at Different Fur Studios in (of course) San Francisco in the Spring of 2011 with accomplished producer Patrick Brown (Chow Nasty, The Morning Benders, Lilac).
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3. Brise Marine
4. High Walls
5. We Were Summer
6. Desert Bohéme
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8. It Is What It Is
9. Last Prayers