“…a James Brown rave-up run through Hawkwind’s space-rock machine.” – NPR
“Sunwatchers, conjure freewheeling soundscapes of psych-jazz, drone, and sax-punk that transport the listener to fantastical, far-out worlds of sonorous noise.” – SPIN
Brooklyn avant-psych/rock/jazz ensemble Sunwatchers are a distorted prism to so many past greats. Reminiscent of Ethiopiques, John Handy Band, Terry Riley, Art Ensemble meets Laddio Bolocko…Forever swirling saxophone blended belly to belly with elastic guitar and tin foil thin phin (a thai instrument not unlike an electrified tenor guitar or sitar).
A whirlpool of repetitious interpretations. Militaristic marches ascend into meditations. Their music map out great pyramids and deep buried labyrinths. They are massive. They are leviathans. Their second full lentgh “II” was released on February 2nd, 2018 via Chicago’s Trouble In Mind Records.
The new album from this New York ensemble simmers with white hot intensity and righteous ferocity, firing off six tracks of avant-jazz, punk, psychedelia, Ethio-jazz and desert blues that are joyous, chaotic, mystical elegies to modern sound.