After a few year’s hiatus and back by popular demand, Reverb Records is doing it again! The Fuzzy Ball Seattle will be held at Neumos on Thursday, December 16th (ticket details here) and The Fuzzy Ball Portland will be held at The Wonder Ballroom on Friday, December 18th (ticket details here).
On each night 10 bands will go on stage and each play one original song and three cover versions of the shoegazer or psychedelic variety (i.e. fuzzy guitars being the main ingredient). Also being celebrated is the ultra-hip resurgence in psychedelic-pop-rock music made popular again today by artists like The Raveonettes, Ulrich Schnauss, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Flaming Lips, The Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre, among many others.
Each entrant to the events will also receive an exclusive 20 track CD compilation with previously unreleased and unique tracks and re-mixes from artists influenced by the related genres: The Raveonettes, A Place To Bury Strangers, Serena Maneesh, Ringo Deathstarr, Insect Guide from the UK, and many yet to be discovered artists.
Check out a sample from the compilation, the excellent Ten Million Lights with a brilliantly executed wall of sound assault on their track Fast Asleep.
Download Ten Million Lights – Fast Asleep mp3 (from Songs From A Sonic Land)