California Voodoo, Part II
- S 587721
This is a Record Store Day 2019 item. It will be available to purchase in store only April 13th, 2019. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 12:00 PM on April 14th.
RSD 2019. "California Voodoo, Part II is Houndmouth's second installment of state-sponsored witchcraft featuring two unreleased songs. "Talk Of The Town" is an indie music myth. It's whispered about in quiet corners of small record label offices. Or shared via email with the subject head "You didn't get this from me". As it were, the public has never heard it. Neither the time nor the place ever seemed quite right to release the track... until now. Written by maestro Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen) and the late, great Richard Swift, Houndmouth's version of "Talk" picks up Bruce Springsteen in a flying saucer and drops him off "down on High Street" in 1989. The jam features synth-y bass, foot-stomping drums and fuzzy guitar riffs that linger in your head. Accompanying the collaboration track is one from Houndmouth's Shane Cody appropriately titled "Shane's Song". The band slows it down then speeds it up this time for a reflective song of "could-have" and "should have". The percussion focus here is tastefully accessorized by smooth guitar licks and Cody's falsetto. Crescendoing into a dizzying whirlwind, "Shane's Song" takes heartbreak and makes a beautiful sound for all to enjoy. "Talk of the Town" was recorded at Vox Studios and Sonora Records in Los Angeles. "Shane's Song" was recorded at Boulevard Studio in Los Angeles. Both songs were co-produced by Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado.
Record Store Day 2019 Release.