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‘Shut Up and Drive’ by Ecstatic Vision

October 24, 2019

‘Shut Up and Drive’ by Ecstatic Vision

Ecstatic Vision premiere brand new video, ‘Shut Up and Drive’! New album, For The Masses, out now on Heavy Psych Sounds, band currently on tour over Europe!


September 2019 has seen the Philadelphia Heavy Psych quartet (regarded as the second coming of vintage Hawkwind), Ecstatic Vision, not only reissue the pathbreaking debut album, Sonic Praise, but has also returned with their brand new album For The Masses!

“If Tangerine Dream jammed with Lemmy and the Asheton Brothers and decided to play some World Music and Free Jazz in 1971.”

After bursting onto the scene with their 2015 tribal-psychedelic LP, Sonic Praise, touring the USA with Yob and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, crushing Roadburn, then quickly releasing a for-heads-only, noisy, psychedelic-garage record to weed out the weak (Raw Rock Fury), Ecstatic Vision have pulled themselves out of the muck to deliver their finest album to date. Recorded in Philadelphia at Retro City Studios with Joe Boldizar and mixed/mastered by Tim Green (Earthless, The Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA, Ecstatic Vision’s recent fuzzed-out sound has been sculpted it into a HI/FI psychedelic wonderland. This album is the closest the band has gotten to achieving the energy of their untouchable live shows on tape. Ecstatic Vision took a simpler approach on the art this time, using the Spanish dream-team of Edko Fuzz and Bangalore Studios. For The Masses blends Tripped-out Synth, Semi-Catatonic Desert driving tunes, Afro-tribal Funkadelic Vibes, Troglodyte-Detroit Rock grooves, Acid Freak-Outs, Ethereal Psychedelic Hymns, and Mind-Altering Krautrock into Ecstatic Vision’s outsider take on modern music. It’s like if Tangerine Dream jammed with Lemmy and the Asheton Brothers and decided to play some World Music and Free Jazz in 1971.

In 2018 the band returned with Under The Influence on the Italian fuzz and cult rock label Heavy Psych Sounds. Under The Influence is Ecstatic Vision’s take on some of their favorite songs by some of their biggest influences ranging from Zam Rock to the kings of early Psychedelia and Detroit rock. For The Masses as well as their re-issue of the timeless classic Sonic Praise, is now available via Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

Ecstatic Vision is:
Doug Sabolik
Michael Field Connor
Kevin Nickles
Ricky Kulp

Ecstatic Vision on tour
24/10/2019 NL Nijmegen – Merleyn
25/10/2019 NL Amsterdam – OCCII
26/10/2019 UK London – The Dev
28/10/2019 UK Bristol -The Lanes
29/10/2019 BE Bruxelles – Le Bunker
30/10/2019 NL Groningen – Vera
31/10/2019 DE Dresden – Chemienfabrik
01/11/2019 AT Wien – Weberknecht
02/11/2019 AT Innsbruck – HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Fest
03/11/2019 SK Bratislava – Protokultura
04/11/2019 CZ Prague – Cafe v Lese
05/11/2019 DE Leipzig – Naumanns
06/11/2019 PL Wroclaw – DK Luksus
07/11/2019 PL Gdansk – Drizzly Grizzly
09/11/2019 DE Berlin – HEADZ UP Fest
13/11/2019 IS Reykkjavik – Gaukurinn
15/11/2019 SE Helsingborg- Favela
16/11/2019 SE Stockholm – Southside Cavern

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