Grave Flowers Bongo Band – “Down Man”


A second dose descends from Gabe Flores’ Grave Flowers Bongo Band, this time picking up stakes and moving crosstown from Permanent to Castleface. The band’s first single brought their first dose of renewed fire, aided and abetted by some production from Ty Segall and they keep on careening into the blaze on this second offering, a cover of Dutch mindflayers Brainbox’s 1969 single “Down Man.” Gabe and the bongos thicken the smoke in the air and deliver a scuzzed and slightly glammed version of the song, but it fits right in with the oil spill psychedelics of their new LP Strength of Spring. GFBB crosses over membership with fellow RSTB faves Hoover III and both seem to be bulking up their sounds on the way to new LPs which feels like a boon to us all. Gabe notes that the with the cover, We tried to funkadelitize this one. Channeling “Maggot Brain” energy to this classic song by Dutch psych rock royalty Brainbox!” The new LP is out April 30th. Mind meld with that video above and get pumped.

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