ROY – “Now You Know”

Been following the arc of Canadian psych-pop fixture ROY aka Patrick Lefler for a few years now and this album marks a pretty dramatic shift from what’s been raining down from the man in the past. Where early albums were doused in government conspiracy concept pieces and JK & Co. clouds of pastel smoke, this time the sound has been grounded and gussied, lacquered to a mahogany sheen that’s more for the soft-hearted crooners than for the psych-splashed garage enthusiasts. Dump the tabs and pull up a brandy for this one because ROY’s gone deep into the woodwork for a stunningly honest take on Lee Hazelwood, Fred Neil, Tims — Buckley and Hardin, and Jackson C. Frank. With time tracked in the ranks of Possum, Bart, The Royal Family, and Hieronymus Harry, this was a shift no one was expecting, but ROY wears it well. The new album, Spoons For The World, is out April 19th on Idée Fixe. Prepare the Hi-Fi.

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