14 October 2020
Band: DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
Who: Garage rock amazons from Los Angeles,
led by high priestess Bonnie Bloomgarden
Album: UNDER THE SPELL OF JOY – 4th LP
Released: 9 October 2020
Info: “The initial inspiration for the record came from the jubilant spirit of Ethiopian
funk records but once they began to channel the songs it seemed like the music came from somewhere not in the past but in the future. In the weeks leading up to recording, Death Valley Girls relied on their subconscious and effortlessly conjured Under the Spell
of Joy’s eleven tracks as if they’d tapped into the Akasha Chronicle and pulled the music from the ether.”
Bonnie Bloomgarden: “This idea that joy is different than happiness or anything else. It’s a state. It’s like a place. It allows space, and being with joy makes it so that you’re not reactive.
You go about yourself, go about the world, and walk around. Joy kind of gives you a distance between yourself and with what’s happening so you’re not reactive. You’re just going with the flow in a way. It meant so much to all of us. We were just like, ‘That makes so much sense! We
are under the spell of the potential for joy and the possibility for joy.’”
Read the full Bloomgarden interview with New Noise Magazine here.
Turn Up The Volume: Death Valley Girls travel from their beloved graveyards into space for some encounters of the third kind, accompanied by an angelic choir and David Bowie, the Man who fell to Earth, on saxophone. It’s a 2020 Odyssey taking you to the bright side
of the moon and beyond while gospel spirituals and organ-driven symphonies soundtrack the trance-like journey. A far-out experience in a safe(r) place up there, sky-high. Ground control to Major Bonnie: “You’ve really made the grade“. Mission accomplished.
Singles: Hypnagogia / Hold My Hand / Under The Spell Of Joy / The Universe
– HYPNAGOGIA –
– HOLD MY HAND –
– UNDER THE SPELL OF JOY –
– THE UNIVERSE –
Stream/buy full album here…
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