TRACK PREMIERE: HEADSHOPPE “BRINGING IN ALL YOUR WOMEN”
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Guitarist/vocalist Cashew was co-founder of psych-folk band Eagle Winged Palace but he just put out a a four-song EP last month with “Bringing In All Your Women” as the opener, which is probably why the song starts with the sound of a tape deck clicking on. That’s an extremely appropriate opening, although this release was built more from pixels than tape: “Women” is a cheerfully ramshackle Skip Spence-style song made with acoustic guitar, drums and an entire UFO armada of synthesizers recruited from the iPhone app store. The EP was recorded and mixed on his phone, says Cashew, specifically during 3-to-6-AM insomnia hours. (“That energy ended up skewing things with one surreal idea after another,” he adds.) Cashew’s wife and Eagle Winged Palace bandmate worked with him on a more atmospheric mix, and the result is this mix of old-world Kinks-ian music-hall melody and (also Kinks-ian) deliberately earthy subject matter: “[It’s] about a young man’s obsession on the road and his choice to return home to a weary family unaccustomed to his newfound debauchery,” says Cashew. Headshoppe will perform on KXLU this Thurs., May 16, and you can get the whole EP here!