Helsinki-based four-piece Kiki Pau are sharing the first track off their new EP, Pines, and I’m loving the tripped out pace of this 8 minute track. Frankly, it’s the harmonica at the 3:20 mark that sold me on this, as the band experiments with variations on a theme not in any particular hurry to get to the vocals — which don’t kick in until the 6 minute mark.
From the press release, “It sits at the crossroads of classic jam-rock á la The Grateful Dead, late sixties psych-pop, British psychedelic folk, space rock and 70’s kosmische musik.”
Bonus: mixed by Gustav Ejstes (of Swedish psych-rock band Dungen).
Pines is out on Feb. 5 on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records.