Ecstatic Vision Covers EP Under the Influence out May 11

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Almost precisely a month ago, Italian imprint Heavy Psych Sounds and Philadelphia’s Ecstatic Vision — who are arguably the City of Brotherly Love’s number one export in the style; it’s them or Ruby the Hatchet, take your pick — announced they were collaborating on a “project” of some sort. Now, aside from the basic guess that this meant a release was forthcoming of some kind, there was just about no hint given as to what that really meant. Now we know. It’s a covers EP. It’s being released in May. Preorders start tomorrow. Isn’t solving mysteries fun?

I can think of few things that make as much sense as Ecstatic Vision taking on Hawkwind‘s “Master of the Universe,” and they get pretty obscure with digging into ’70s era Zambian heavy psych — because of course they do — so it looks like a good time all the way around. Turns out it’s a pretty cool project. Go figure.

From the PR wire:

ecstatic vision under the influence

Philly cosmic freaks ECSTATIC VISION to unleash their new record “Under The Influence” this May on HPS Records.

Philadelphia cosmic freaks ECSTATIC VISION are back this spring with a unique collaboration with Heavy Psych Sounds Records. The band have announced the release of a mind-altering covers project entitled “Under The Influence” on May 11th.

ECSTATIC VISION unleash “Under The Influence”, a collection of six raw, fuzzy, psychedelic slabs of cosmic rock. “Under The Influence” sees the band covering tracks by some of their biggest influences: the primitive stoner doom sounds that came out of Zambia in the early/mid 70s that is known as Zam Rock, the godfathers of space rock Hawkwind and the early kings of Detroit rock’n’ roll MC5, all delivered with ECSTATIC VISION’s signature bone-crushing, blown-out in-all-the-right-ways recording style.

“Under The Influence” will be released as Limited Transparent Splatter Black/Red/Green vinyl, Black vinyl, CD and digital.

ECSTATIC VISION “Under The Influence”
Out May 11th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Pre-orders from March 15th

1. Troublemaker
2. The Bad Will Die
3. History Of Man
4. Born To Go
5. Master Of The Universe
6. Come Together

Doug Sabolik
Michael Field Connor
Kevin Nickles
Ricky Kulp

Ecstatic Vision, Raw Rock Fury (2017)

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One Response to “Ecstatic Vision Covers EP Under the Influence out May 11”

  1. Obvious & Odious says:

    Take my pick? I pick ECSTATIC VISION

    Sonic Praise is phenomenal

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