We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s new music video for their song “See You In the Mourning” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Lavender Blood. which is scheduled to be released through Space Camp Recordings on October 27th.
After they almost died while flying back from their first European tour, members of Detroit trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor got off the plane feeling weirdly transcendent. Terrifying as the flight might have been, it led to the creation of some of the most sublime, hypnotic and spacey music of the band’s career.
Forty minutes into their flight from Athens Greece the plane lost cabin pressure, and they needed to make an emergency landing. Sean Morrow (guitar, vocals), remembers experiencing disorientation and surging adrenaline. The plane made this lurching turnaround and suddenly, with masks flailing over seats and flight attendants jostling with visible panic up the aisle. Eventually everything stabilized and a strange calmness came over the cabin. That’s when Eric Oppitz (bass, organ) noticed how beautiful the sun appeared over the Greek horizon. “It was beautiful and blissful,” he said, recalling the moment. “There was this strong uneasiness; we didn’t know if we were going to land safely or plummet into the ocean.”
Written and recorded shortly after that fateful flight, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s new full length, Lavender Blood, feeds on that emotion to deliver a confounding blend of blissfulness and terror. Lavender Blood is SOYSV’s fourth release marking a slight departure from its conceptual predecessor, Desert Brain. The new album was recorded in a remote lodge nestled in the woods of northern Michigan where the band could escape back into that mindset that initially inspired the record. The trio took advantage of the building’s large cathedral ceiling and open floor plan to craft their fullest and most honest sounding album to date.
Lavender Blood, is at times lo-fi and dreamy and at times hi-fi and heavy. Songs “Die Die Die” and “Rainbow Scarecrow” bring a hard-hitting psychedelic swagger that conjures the driving beats of early Pink Floyd while maintaining the melodic overtones reminiscent of Jim Morrison and The Doors. SOYSV also returns to their Detroit roots with the single, “See You in the Mourning”; a vulnerable song that generously borrows from Motown as it slips into an eerily cheerful send-off accented by thumping bass, jangly backwards guitars and an array of sparkling percussion.
Though from Detroit, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor’s reach is long. They are two time Austin Levitationveterans that have shared the stage with the likes of The Black Angels, (with whom they are often favorably compared) A Place to Bury Strangers, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind and played festivals such as Mid-Point, Montreal Distortion Psych Fest, SXSW, and CBGB Music & Film Festival.
September 09 – Chicago, IL – Kaleidoscope Eye Fest (Livewire Lounge)
September 15 – Toronto, ON – Night Owl Festival (Horseshoe Tavern)
September 16 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
September 28 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
September 29 – Rock Island, IL – All Senses Fest (Rozz Tox)
September 30 – Bloomington, IL – Reverberation Vinyl