Royal Baths: After Death
Having pinned a “royal” to their name to avoid confusion with Sir Will Wiesenfeld, San Francisco’s Royal Baths are set to drop their full-length debut on Woodsist (out 10/15). The album was previously released on Wizard Mountain as a s/t tape (nice tip, See The Leaves), but it’s now got a new name (Litanies) and a new track (“Sinister Sunrise”). “After Death” is its gloom-and-doom opener, and should explain why everyone’s been throwing around Velvet Underground/Spacemen 3 comparisons. Landing squarely between stoned, sulky psych-rock and fuzzy garage, it leaves a trail of cobwebs and smoke clouds. Perfect fodder for your next grave rubbing session.