We couldn't have asked for a better 10th birthday present than the one-night-only reunion of the lengendary SKYBLAZER, the swampy, psychedelic group made up of members of JEFF, Cake Bake Betty, and Hell Beach. After they crushed everyone during our 10th Anniversary Party at Exit/In, they released their long-lost album Album on fiery orange-and-red swirly vinyl. Recorded five years ago and never-before-released, this is the ultimate collector's item. We're talkin super limited, beautiful gatefold sleeve, the works.
Here's what our friends at the Nashville Scene had to say about the show:
Closing out the sweat- and rain-soaked show was a one-off Skyblazer reunion. Not only was the band, which features JEFF the Brotherhood's Orrall brothers along with Festival/Cake Bake Betty singer Lindsey Powell, doing its first (and probably last) show in, like, five years, it doubled as a record release for their long-lost LP, which was cut in 2006. Local-rock newcomers unfamiliar with the band's tripped-out simultaneous Slits and Black Sabbath worship undoubtedly heard a primitive, sonic strand of DNA for the psychedelic proclivities the Orralls have increasingly indulged in over time. Could this band have developed into an international entity? Perhaps. But Friday's performance was geared more toward a nostalgic, half-hearted freak-out that went from sounding like JEFF-meets-Jefferson Airplane to JEFF-meets-Edgar Winter. Groovy times!