Comets On Fire are set to reform and play a special show for ATP later this year.
So psychedelia is back on the rise - but why is it the tame, whimsical brand which is gaining attention? Formed in the drug-infested hippie town of Santa Cruz, California, Comets On Fire represent the unhinged, iconoclastic side of the psychedelic dream.
Coming out of a four year hiatus as Ben Chasny's backing band for the Six Organs of Admittance album 'Ascent', it seems that Comets On Fire's musical appetite was re-kindled. Agreeing to head back out on the road, the unbridled West Coast collective have set their sights on the UK.
Set to play ATP's Netil House takeover on November 29th, before taking part in the 'End Of An Era Pt. 2' event at Camber Sands the following day. In a blog posting Ethan Miller wrote:
"We feel that Barry Hogan and the ATP co. have played a great part in the success and general 'fun' of Comets on Fire and we want to ride that holiday camp train one more time. We have great Technicolor memories of the holiday camp festivals put on by ATP and not just the moments on stage or palling around with other artists in a drunken haze but also Utrillo swinging from the chandelier in our chalet until it dislodges from the ceiling and sends him flying down on the glass table top, kids we’ve never seen before storming our trailer apartment at 3am and then kicking the bathroom door open because they couldn’t figure out how to open it (yes, it was locked, someone was inside (multiple people actually, passed out), spending long days off laying around on the picnic benches in the courtyard drinking wine and eating English cheese fresh off the southern farms and of course seeing some of the most astounding band lineups in the history of rock music crammed into one weekend on 3 different stages. I believe in the day and a half we were at the last ATP Comets attended I saw the Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Melvins, Peter Brotzmann, Flipper, Sun City Girls, Dinosaur Jr - and that’s with falling asleep early the first night due to drunkenness and jet lag and leaving at dawn Sunday morning…the shit that a fan can see with a 3 day pass and a blood transfusion on the morning of the 3rd day is absolutely mind boggling."
"So anyhow, we’re doing it again. F**k it!!! ATP is a blast, see you there."
Comets On Fire will play the following UK shows:
29 London ATP Netil House Takeover
30 Camber Sands End Of An Era Pt. 2
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