“There was just so much amazing energy going on in music back then. Shit changed fast!” That’s Sacri Monti guitarist Brenden Dellar talking about his band’s affinity for the lysergic sounds of the ‘70s. You can hear the influence on the San Diego psych rockers’ forthcoming album, “Waiting Room For The Magic Hour,” which drops on July 5th via Tee Pee Records. In the meantime, we’re premiering the seven-minute odyssey “Starlight,” which basks in the orange sunshine of swirling organ melodies and kaleidoscopic guitars as Dellar weaves a tale of fire in the sky.
“The inspiration came from a time I had mixed mushrooms with LSD and was staring at the night sky in the desert and felt like I was flying the stars like kites with my eyes,” he tells DOPE with a laugh. “Years later, I looked back on that experience and incorporated a kind of love song element about a woman in the sky trying to communicate to someone on Earth via beams of light — [she] tries to give instructions on how they can be together.”
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