Advance listens from Danish indie outfit Figurines’ forthcoming LP have seen ‘em expand the American-guitar-rock aesthetic to include Brian Wilson nods and mountain-prarie psych pop, a promising peek at their life after Skeleton. Now the band’s inviting you to join the listening party, with a full album stream of When The Deer Wore Blue. Just listening now, and hearing a decade shift in the sonics: Welcome to the ’60s. Beach Boys harmonies (“The Air We Breathe,” “Lips Of The Soldier”) tambourine (“Angels Of The Bayou”), Summer of Love staccato riffage (“Drunkard’s Dream”), all with that delicious Danish melodicism. Certainly psych-y, still need more spins to know if that’s a good thing. See for yourself by launching the e-card here.
When The Deer Wore Blue is out 7/23 on Morningside.