Sister Crowley – Black River
Long Beach garage steamers Sister Crowley slipped out the tough-skinned Nightmarers EP last year and are ramping back up towards a new release with this flexi-single full of grit and growl on their own Astro Lizard imprint. The band’s evolved out of a psych leaning, echoplex cave to embrace the more driving punk spirit that was bustling beneath their debut LP. The new single has its sense of fun in tact and a dark current that speaks to their occult leaning namesake. It bodes well for what’s to come with a longer form promise around the corner. Long Beach has lived in the shadow of its big sister L.A. for years, but Sister Crowley and their crew are proving that there’s still a vitality to that town, thirty years after punk found its way there with T.S.O.L. Lookin’ out to see where this leads them, but for now, “Black River’ is proving a nice punch to any playlist these days.
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