A little while ago, the noisy San Francisco garage-rock expressionists Sic Alps called it a day. But now the former frontman Mike Donovan is going it alone, and he’ll release his solo album Wot this fall. The first single is called “New Fieldhand Bop,” and it’s a big departure from Sic Alps’ guttural meanderings. It’s a simple, straightforward song, folk-blues done with a glam-rock strut. If it’s a representative sample of the album, Wot could be a great road-trip soundtrack in the making. Listen below.
Wot is out 10/15 on Drag City.