We discovered the awesome Vinyl Williams (aka LA-based one man wunderband Lionel Williams) a few weeks ago via the just-as-awesome Altered Zones. It’s a gorgeous trip, evoking late 60s psychedelia with its blues riffs, reverb-drenched vocals and occasional use of the vibraphone (massive Gary Burton props right here), much like Flaming Lips’ stonking album Embryonic. But there’s more than simple nostalgic pastiche at work, as further synth and percussive elements are added in to give it a lush, warm sound reminiscent of late Creation Records releases and (dare I say it?) more recent Radiohead tracks.
A video for one of his older tracks was posted last week, handily giving us a viable reason to post the most recent LP and an incredible psych-pop collage video for the album’s lead single.
Image is Lionel’s own.