Excited to share this one today, the first cut off of Rhyton’s sixth album, Pharaonic Crosstalk. Following up on the excellent Krater’s Call from last year, Shuford, SeiTang & Smith are back with a boogie carved ripper under the name of “Stanley Stood Still.” The song is anchored on a back alley guitar riff that heats the streets until the asphalt starts to soften. Paired with Smith’s funk shuffle on the drums, this one pushes deep into the choogle pocket, feeling like just the thing we all need to get us through the swelter of summer. How something can sound so ground in rural funk and yet so indebted to the city is one of the great mysteries that only Rhyton can answer. The album also boasts some contributions elsewhere from Hans Chew and Al Carlson, and its wrapped in psych-soaked meditation station cover art from Robert Beatty. Last year’s release didn’t make the physical realm, so only more reason to rush to grab this one. Ltd to 400 copies.
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