Looking for some live psychedelic rock this weekend? Well look no further than The Luck of Eden Hall's record release party on January 20th at Abbey Pub. Celebrating the release of Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 2, The Luck of Eden Hall will be performing Friday night with fellow Chicagoans I Lost Control and The Bright White.
Following July's Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 1, the recent release of Butterfly Revolutions, Volume 2 continues to showcase The Luck of Eden Hall's diverse brand of psychedelic rock. "Henrietta Lacks a Smile" is a well written song that, free of frills, puts the focus squarely on the piano accompanied vocals of Gregory Curvey (until a string section turns things upside down about half way through) and it would be right at home on The Flaming Lips' 2006 effort At War With the Mystics.
I referred above to the band's "diverse brand of psychedelic rock" and it's something that I really keep coming back to with their albums. While the aforementioned "Henrietta Lacks a Smile" relies almost entirely on piano/vocals, "Chrysalide" (from Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 1) gives us an idea of what it would sound like if Wayne Coyne sang over Ray Manzarek's keyboard instead of Jim Morrison while the soaring guitars of "We Go To Sleep" (from 2009's When The Clock Starts to Wake Up We Go To Sleep) make it pretty clear why Billy Corgan once called The Luck of Eden Hall "an excellent psychedelic band."
Indeed one of Chicago's finest psychedelic rock bands, The Luck of Eden Hall should be a blast in the live setting Friday at Abbey Pub. Get all the details on Friday's release party below.
The Luck of Eden Hall - Friday, January 20, 2012 at Abbey Pub
Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 2 - Record Release Party
Doors at 8PM, Show at 9PM
Cover - $10 (In advance or at the door)
Click HERE to purchase tickets