by Dave Segal
on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM
(Crocodile) Seattle ensemble Rose Windows recently finished recording their debut album with in-demand producer Randall Dunn of Master Musicians of Bukkake. The Sun Dogs isn't out till early 2013, but KEXP has already been playing tracks from it. The nine tracks here diverge from the group's early live outings, which tended toward amoeboid jams of impressive density and synapse-frazzling. Through maturity and perhaps Dunn's guidance, Rose Windows have reeled in their wildness and crafted an epic-sounding psych-folk record with memorable choruses, beautiful melodies, and surprising poise for such a young band. It's no wonder they're opening for the Cave Singers at the Showbox in December. Also, MMOB and Brain Fruit are two of the region's most reliable catalysts of mind alteration. Best Monday show round here since Faust.