ALBUM PREMIERE: EVAN MYALL

Evan Myall was the guitarist and songwriter in San Francisco (but loved by L.A.) psych band Sleepy Sun, but now he’s moved here with a new sound and a new name to go with it. Formerly Evan Reiss, he’s reconfigured himself around his middle name for his debut solo album, due out this Friday on Royal Oakie. Myall’s self-titled record is like the nighttime counterpart to Sleepy Sun’s cosmic power. It’s all shadow, silhouette, suggestion and space lit by starlight instead—an album like the somber post-SMiLE Beach Boys or Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue