The ever-reliable Trouble in Mind Records deliver a new LP from Chicago psych-outs Verma. Sunrunner contains seven epic tracks that fall somewhere between progressive psych and space rock, with a heavy emphasis on improvisation.
The propulsive “Regolith” opens the album with a rollicking rhythm section and frantic vocals, violently stirred by a wave of warbled guitar. It rolls seamlessly into “Chrome,” which introduces colorful cosmic auras and blasts of hazy guitar heat. Both differ entirely from “Erato,” a mesmerizing affair that will have you peacefully drifting through space.
“Hologrammer” comes with heavy traces of space rock, rife with palpably buzzing textures and wonky bass lines. “Sacrifice” unfolds like a tribal ritual, with glazed-over guitars and vocal chants that seem to melt into one another. Watch it all come to life at their record release show on June 9th at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.