November 12, 2013

The Luck of Eden Hall: Victoria Moon

 The Luck of Eden Hall
photo: Lee Klawans

Chicago based band The Luck of Eden Hall are the kind of act that has cult favorite written all over them. After the ambitious double album Butterfly Revolutions they are back with a fresh collection of neo-psychedelic songs on their new album Victoria Moon. This is a band that looks back while moving forward. Vocals sounding like they were recorded underwater in Super Phantasmal Heroine, the flanger pedal in Blood On My Feet, giving this true and tried techniques a new lease on life is what have been doing for fifteen years. With the current renewed in their kind of music The Luck of Eden Hall might get lucky after all. How many bands can write a song about Sassafras Overcoat or a girl raising a hippopotamus (The Collapse Of Suzy Star) without making a fool of themselves. This band can.

It's not all retro - She's Your Anodyne with its chugging back beat and wall-to-wall keyboards could cross over to the dance scene. Long time followers fans will love The Horrible Pill Book, with its fun fair sounds and the laid-back feel of the Stone Roses. And of course there's a nod to the Beatles with Dandy Horse, a catchy pop song with a George Harrison inspired guitar solo.

The Luck of Eden Hall:
Gregory Curvey: guitars, vocals, piano
Mark Lofgren: bass, vocals
Carlos Mendoza: drums
Jim Licka: mellotron

Victoria Moon is a self-released on album. Buy it from CD Baby or Bandcamp. Headspin Records has expressed interest to release it on vinyl.

  1. Sassafras Overcoat
  2. Queen Of The Stars
  3. Victoria Moon
  4. The Collapse Of Suzy Star
  5. Zap
  6. Sitting Bull
  7. Drunk Like Shakespeare On Love
  8. Dandy Horse
  9. Super Phantasmal Heroine
  10. Cracked Alice
  11. Blood On My Feet
  12. She’s Your Anodyne
  13. The Horrible Pill Book


HCTF review of Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 2.

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