Western tinged psychedelic unit, Spindrift have a new video for the song "When I Was Free." The video was directed by Rob Bray as a homage to photographer Stanley Sanger. Sanger, an enigmatic photography legend led a solitary and mysterious existence. He captured thousands of images of Spindrift in the desert at Hicksville Tralier Palace before disappearing. A pioneer in the timelapse effect, painstakingly shooting each image and developing by hand, this video is animated by Bray with the thousands of images Sanger shot of Spindrift. His lone instruction via a note to friend Rob Bray was "Rob, the image must live, as the moment will die. Always S." "When I Was Free" will appear on the band's new full-length "Classic Soundtracks: Vol.1" which has been confirmed for a May 10th release date. The album will be the band's first release with Xemu Records who recently released Dead Meadow's "The Three Kings" project and the morning after girls new album "alone". Stylistically diverse, the songs range from Bollywood-influenced funk to haunting psych, stripped down noir to dark country, with a good measure of their trademark rousing western thrown in as well. Highly cinematic in their sound the band is doing a video for each song on the album or have a song accompanying a film trailer, all of which will premiere on IFC.com. Two videos have already premiered includingTheme From Confusion Range by director Simon Chan and Shadytown (Theme From Hollywood Play Girls) by director JX Williams. The band is currently on a eight week European tour including stints with Black Mountain, Kurt Vile and Dead Meadow. A national U.S. tour is to be announced shortly as well.
Spindrift is a psychedelic rock band created by singer-songwriter-composer-producer-actor Kirpatrick Thomas. Founded in 1992, the band originated in Newark, Delaware along with such other local bands of the period including Jake and the Stiffs, The Verge, Boy Sets Fire, Zen Guerilla and Smashing Orange. Heavily influenced by The Doors, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome, Spindrift's early stages were experimental and differed greatly from their present sound.
In December 2009, Henry Evans and Kirpatrick Thomas began reforming and rebuilding Spindrift while rehearsing and writing new songs in the Gram Parsons death room at Joshua Tree Inn. Added were Luke Dawson (who was innkeeper at the time) on pedal steel and rhythm guitar, Sasha Vallely on vocals, organ, and Native American flute, and James Acton on autoharp, vocals, and drums. The current lineup has performed at SXSW 2010, Psych Fest III, supported Black Mountain, and toured Europe for the first time with B.R.M.C. in May 2010. Plans are in effect to release their next album "Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1" on Xemu Records in Spring 2011.
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