Long-running Twin Cities horsepower trio Daughters Of The Sun have been chugging their faded-tattoo spirit-in-the-sky psych exhaust for at least half a decade now but we didn’t catch the drift till March ’10, when we got to witness a packed post-midnight smoke-soaked Minneapolis loft set, and waved our lighter with the masses. Ghost With Chains is their third-official full-length (not including some EPs and a split 12″) and it’s as beautifully moon-burnt and highway-swept as anything they’ve done. Recorded in August of ’09 at Nicollet Park, the LP’s seven songs swerve from spectral Sturgis road-burners (“Hexagram,” “Bell Of The Barrier”) to lower-keyed percussion meditationals (“Busted Realm,” “Ghost With Chains”), spiced with the occasional earth-toned ghost-drone piece or floating flower acoustic mantra-ballad. D.O.T.S. also run a tape label, Never Ender, and each helms their own solo project (Camden / Filthy Huns / Wavepool), so roots run deep. Unbreak the Chain.
released January 18, 2011
Artwork & design by Oakley Tapola.
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