Comets on Fire

  • Avatar
    Avatar
    The follow-up to "Blue Cathedral" is an earthy, more accessible, and downright beautiful album. "Avatar" veers from swinging, bluesy explorations to piano-laced, progressive power balladry to pure tribalism, evoking everyone from the Allmans to Quicksilver to Procol Harem to some insane Fela/Sun Ra/Crazy Horse hybrid, yet remains wholly Comets On Fire. Though they play cleaner and clearer, their firepower is evident and abundant.
  • Blue Cathedral
    Blue Cathedral
    This is the Bay Area band's third album and first for Sub Pop; it's also their most varied and richly textured. On "Blue Cathedral", their trademark modern psychedelic sound is enriched by more structured, keyboard-driven jams, churning out Blue Oyster Cult-ish chooglers and slow burners reminiscent of "Harvest"-era Pink Floyd. "Comets On Fire deserve our gratitude...for their distillation of all the best rock riffs since High Rise's take on Blue Cheer..."--Julian Cope.
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