(This Water That Is Warm (I Will Soon Join))
Psychedelic rock, Stoner rock
The Janitors, White Hills, Cult of Dom Keller
Fans of heavy psychedelic rock rejoice as you are about to discover one of Canada’s up and coming rock bands. Hailing from Ontario, Familiars have steadily released three EP’s that have flown way under the radar. Band members Kevin Vansteenkiste, Anton Babych and Jared MacIntyre have a knack for laying down some very mesmerizing and trippy psyche rock.
In 2014, Familiars released their mightily impressive Self-Titled debut EP containing two heavy, psyche droning tunes. 2016 saw the release of their second EP, Migration, which showed the band staying on this path of psychedelic, stonergaze styled rock. Their latest effort This Water That Is Warm (I Will Soon Join) has the band continuing their journey of producing heavy, meditative psyche rock. If you’re a fan of bands like Black Angels or The Janitors, we have no doubt you’ll be all over this one.
What are the highlights of the album?
There are only two tracks on this EP, “As Our Distance Has Grown Further” and “The Gardiner's Coming Down”. Both cuts are excellent, as they weave through heavy drone, stonergaze and psychedelics. The vocals are distant and soft, with a tinge of echo, really elevating the aura of Familiars.
How is the production?
The production is solid and layered very well. It has a lofty, yet heavy sound as you will discover some great rhythmic contrasts on this EP.
What adult beverage to enjoy while listening to this album?
We highly recommend Hobo Life by Massachusetts very own Lord Hobo Brewing Company. This IPA has a wonderful aroma and taste of citrus fruit, making for a very refreshing brew, which compliments the album very well.
What are our final thoughts on This Water That Is Warm (I Will Soon Join)?
We love the sound that Familiars have and the two songs go by rather quickly as we yearn for a full length. Head over to their Bandcamp page and download the entire library which contains 3 EPs totaling 6 songs, it’s well worth it. - 4/19/2017
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