Sound Check Neptune from the Desert
posted by January 23 at 14:38 PMon
UK band the Duke Spirit have an album coming out February 4th called Neptune. The album named for the God of the sea was recorded in the desert at Joshua Tree’s Rancho de la Luna Studio. The godfather of desert rock and Masters of Reality man, Chris Goss produced. (See Queens of the Stone Age, Soulwax, and UNKLE.)
Guitarist / pianist Dan Higgins said, “We thought it would be perverse to take these songs written in England and drop them in the middle of the desert.”
Neptune races and coils. The band is honed but free swinging. Singer Leila Moss sticks a sugared blonde knife in your heart. She has a prowess of the ages. So does the band. Elemental pieces of the 60’s have shuffled back into the puzzle and they’re firing off.
Listen to Neptune – here. (Drag the note you’ll see to the side.)
The Duke Spirit have shows in New York on Feb. 13th & 14th. They’ll be at SXSW too.
Here’s the band in Joshua Tree talking about the recording and the album: