Since first listen I have been a big fan of the big sound created by Strange Vine. While two musicians may not seem like much- the duo of Toby Cordova and Ian Blesse manage to outdo bigger bands with massive sounds that blend bluesy roots with psychedelic rock. Their new song, “Kitchen Floor” offers up the layered talents of Blesse on Rhodes and drums (simultaneously) and Cordova with his smokey vocals and gritty guitar-playing.
Definitive of what I’ve come to know and love of this band, the new single captures the raw essence they present live and was recorded and mixed at The Lost Ark Studio. “Kitchen Floor”, which was produced by the tireless Mike Butler, gets bigger and more intense as it goes along. Another fine example of what happens when a great band and this great producer get together. Crank this one!
Plus you should mark your calendar to see Strange Vine live in March at The Casbah with The Silent Comedy and The Heavy Guilt because that’s a lot of awesome in one room.