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The Spiral Electric

The Spiral Electric began in San Francisco as a psychedelic guitar duo consisting of Clay Andrews (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Nicolas Percey (lead guitar), almost immediatey expanding to a full band and releasing two EPs-- "Upon Your Shore" in 2015, and "Ask the Sky" in 2016, both produced by Tommy Dietrick at his Skylab Studios in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA. On the performance side of things, the band has toured up and down the US west coast playing shows at notable venues like Slim’s in San Francisco, the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, the Star Theatre in Portland, and at festivals like Starry Nites (with artists like The Kills, Black Mountain, & Lumerians), Desert Stars (with Swervedriver, Dead Meadow, & Entrance Band among others), and the Portland Psych Fest (with Spindrift, The Asteroid #4, the Veldt, and more).

The heavy touring has transformed the band from the loose, jangly vibe of their earlier work into a darker, heavier sound. New rhythm section Michael Summers (bass) and Matias Drago (drums) join the core duo of Nicolas Percey (lead guitar) and Clay Andrews (vocals, guitar, keyboards) to crank up the tempo and push the volume beyond the Spiral Electric’s previous limits.

The Spiral Electric’s new self-titled double-LP was produced by Steve Kille (Dead Meadow) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Ian Brown, The Mars Volta), and was released on CD March 29th 2019. It will be followed by tour and festival dates and a double-vinyl edition.

The sound of The Spiral Electric is one part soaring melody, one part face-melting guitar, one part orbiting synth, one part danceable groove and a heavy dose of west coast psychedelia, shaken not stirred. Drink it straight, no chaser!