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Exclusive Premiere: Sun & Sail Club, “Dresden Fireball Freakout Flight”


Sun and Sail Club - The Great White DopeSun & Sail Club’s debut record Mannequin was an absolute barn-burner, a whirlwind of progressive stoner rock that turned everything you thought you knew about both prog rock and stoner rock completely upside down. Given the band’s pedigree — guitarist and vocalist Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), drummer Scott Reeder (Fu Manchu, Smile), and Scott Thomas Reeder on bass (Kyuss, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed) — it’s not surprising at all the trio made such a mind-fuck of a record.

If Mannequin had one knock against it, it’d probably be the excessively vocoder-ized vocals; it totally worked — it wasn’t bad, really — but sometimes you just wanna hear a real, un-effected human voice, ya know? Balch concedes this last point when elaborating on Sun & Sail Club’s decision to get Tony Adolescent of The Adolescents on board to handle vocals on their forthcoming second album

On the last record Mannequin I recorded all the vocals using my guitar and a vocoder. I’m a big fan of Kraftwerk and Black Moth Super Rainbow and that album reflects that 100%. On this record I wanted to hear a singer.

So a singer we get. And Mr. Adolescent fucking nails it on “Dresden Fireball Freakout Flight,” the first song to be released to the world from The Great White Dope, which MetalSucks is pleased to exclusively premiere. The band’s intensity hasn’t let up one bit, and we’d argue that Adolescent’s vocals even ratchet things up a notch: this is the way Sun & Sail Club were always meant to sound.

Check out the track below. The Great White Dope comes out in May on CD and vinyl. Pre-order it here.

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