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Igneous Grimm's sophomore album, Everything Is the Same Thing, is pure country-psychedelia.
Igneous Grimm's sophomore album, Everything Is the Same Thing, is pure country-psychedelia.

Igneous Grimm is now connected.

Somewhat.

Back in the day, the country-psychedelic band lived in 1972 (“Igneous Grimm Spaces In,” Nov. 17, 2010). Now the Cleburne sextet’s music can be found on Bandcamp and SoundCloud, and the guys have a Twitter account and, yes, a Facebook page.

(SMTX)FTW-300x250-NOV17Everything Is Same Thing, the band’s follow-up to its debut album, 2011’s The Man Outside. Recorded between 2011 and 2013 at the band’s Cleburne studio, the new, 11-track recording is semi-catchy, with swaying vocal melodies, and completely narcotizing –– lots of lazily strummed guitars, weird Zardoz-esque atmospherics, and spacey, occasionally showtune-caliber balladry (think: Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).

The playing is superb, with Elmore, Zach Stevens, Jody Elmore, and three members of Secret Ghost Champion –– Ben Hance, Roby Scott, and David Vaughn –– playing multiple instruments. Cleanup’s Riley Pennock didn’t play on the album but will drum for the band during live shows –– and on the next album. “We’ve already started working on a new one,” Elmore said, but since the band arranged, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered Everything Is the Same Thing, “it could be awhile on that one too.”

More shows are in the works too. “We haven’t booked anything yet,” Elmore said, “But we will in our own time.”

UPDATED:

Patriot and Pansy Moon are also on the bill.

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