Nacosta – “Liquor Eyes EP” (Ancient Conductor 2012, 003)

Nacosta return in the wake of last year’s superb 6-song EP Wilderness City with their latest, a 3-song EP called Liquor Eyes. Although they call themselves a psychedelic folk band, they quite easily cross over into the rock realm. In fact, nothing on this release could really be construed as folk music. It opens with the superb acid drenched rocker Secret Destroyer. Here again, as on their last EP, the band proves themselves masters of writing hook laden songs. But they allow their music to stray far enough into wild sonic territories to keep the psych heads interested too. The other two songs are perhaps not quite as hooky as that opener, but they still show the band in fine form. The semi-acoustic, frantically rhythmic title track showcases their lovely harmonies and the rumbling Coldwater Canyon swirls with colorful guitar licks as it builds towards quite a tasty psych freakout conclusion. The bonus here is that the band have designated this a free download, so head off to their website and grab yourself a copy!

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Reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald

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