Arc Flash - "Carbon Copy" Stream
|Arc Flash last year at Pirate House|
The band's math-informed fusion of psychedelic and punk rock sounds true as ever to its self-coined subgenre -- "space punk." Opening track "Sync" grabs fans and sucks them into a wormhole for a healthy dose of deep space jamming. Jamming is one thing James Thomblinson (guitar/vocals) and Mark Osman (drums) are king at. At live performances it's often hard to determine where a song ends and a jam begins; nobody in attendance ever seems to be bothered by that.
Songs like "Sync" feature reverb-laden moments of psych bliss. Tracks like "Titan," on the other hand, show Thomblinson ripping away with Bad Brains levels of velocity. Arc Flash may not have a truly pissed off sound that many of its Kansas City counterparts do, but that makes them no less exciting to witness. "Carbon Copy" is a record several years in the making that should make Lawrence rockers and townies alike proud to be from LFK.
Stream or buy "Carbon Copy" below.