Nashville psych-pop trio Paperhead have been blending psych and prog with other genres to create silky textures all their own for six years now. They’re set to drop their fourth album Chew early next year, and the first foray into it is the smooth, jazz-infused “Dama De Lavanda.” Their usual liquid psychedelia is tinged with Ennio Morricone-esque twang and mixed with intricate percussion and Latin jazz-leaning trumpet. They ease in and out of the different aesthetics before transitioning to some throwback soul reminiscent of the Delfonics for a cool-down into the fadeout. Beautiful harmonies and gauzy vocals drift across the varying, well-arranged sonics and further meld them together for a far-flung yet cohesive song. Check it out below.
Chew is out 2/17 on Trouble In Mind. Pre-order it here.