I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring attention to the upcoming SPELLLING album, The Turning Wheel, coming June 25th via Sacred Bones. I really enjoyed her 2019 album Mazy Fly, and got to see her perform at Trans-Pecos here in NYC. Remember shows?
Anyways, her sound before has been pretty insular, pretty indoorsy in a way that suggests cobwebs are laced over the front door and the drapes are nailed tight over windows. This new song “Boys From School” sees SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) busting down those doors, letting forth a dark smoke into the world. The gothy nature expands with neo-psychedelia, as fat, Bay Area-reminiscent fonk synths rumbling underneath a swirling orchestra of horns, ripping guitar and triumphant piano. The haunted mansion that was Mazy Fly is imploding due to a cataclysmic new spell, letting forth a new confidence and reckoning to those that scorned Cabral in the past. It rocks. I’m obviously being dramatic – it’s what I do. In short, it’s a bold new step for SPELLLING’s sound and I can’t wait to hear the full LP.
You can pre-order The Turning Wheel (out June 25th via Sacred Bones) – HERE.