The Greencoats – “A Blend of Silk & Satin” (2010) review
Ladies, Gentlemen, Pop Psych fans worldwide and across the galaxy, allow me to introduce to you The Greencoats … a lustrous bit of bright compelling enchanting harmonic atmospheric shoegazing psychedelic music that’s laced with effortless enchanting and very hypnotically danceable songs that go down like a warm teaspoon of codeine cough syrup.
My only regret is that it took me so long to find the path to their front door, where jangling sonic guitar chords hang magically in the air with just the right about of fuzzed out reverb to lay you wasted lost and enchantingly blissed on a sunny afternoon; and all from a band who are committed to the notion that it’s more than advantageous to lay waste to psychedelic music without laying waste to one’s ears. The Greencoats’ haven’t neglected their vocals either, where the lyrics are smart and drawn from another time and place, as much as the swirling instrumentation is, wrapping everything in a soft package of silk and satin, one filled with harmonic levitations that blend ebb and interweave with a romanticized enchantment of enunciation and spacial confidence that allows you to drift off with a feeling of safety as you watch their musical visions unfold across the irises of of your half closed eyes.
Each song is seamless, each number has been deeply considered well structured and well executed in order to take you to a special comfortable colourful breezy place where the world effortlessly turns a bit more slowly … redefining your place within it.
*** The Fun Facts: The song “27 Soon In Heaven” revolves around the tragic death of so many great musicians at the age of 27, with The British Medical Journal claiming that young adult musicians have a much higher death rate than the rest of the young adult population, and has led to the establishment of the 27 Club, which you must die to get into, with prominent members including: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many others, all of whom died at the age of 27.
– Jenell Kesler
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