Guillermo Sexo Press Recap

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Jay from Clicky Clicky Music blog had Dark Spring at #9 on his top 10 albums of 2013.
“Diving deeper within to explore sounds and textures in the studio, Boston psych-rock unit Guillermo Sexo yet maintain an admirable level of focus, which is brought to bear on the urgent and dreamy material on its fifth long player Dark Spring. The remarkably varied album touts two seven-minute-plus opuses (inluding “Meow Metal,” which was recognized in our year-end, best songs list) that speak to the band’s confidence and willingness to stretch out and chase ambitious ideas. The set’s first third, however, features a slate of immediate and more concise rockers. The collection has a classic ’70s feel, adventurous and with an almost narrative quality, making it perhaps the most “albumy” album on this year-end list. We reviewed Dark Spring right here in September; buy it from Midriff right here

“Meow Metal” also made the cut in the top songs list.
Our year-end list this year has leaned hard toward songs with hooks versus songs with an intense vibe. Well, here’s your intense vibe. An other-worldly, epic prog-influenced rocker, a headphones-required exploration of the places that only the veteran Boston-based psych-pop juggernaut Guillermo Sexo can take you. We’ve never taken steps to confirm or deny that this tune is just about living with a spooky cat, probably because we’re afraid knowing one way or the other might somehow diminish the beautiful mystery painted here with Reuben Bettsak’s 10 million guitars and singer/keyboardist/birthday girl Noell Dorsey’s entrancing vocals. Despite being more than seven minutes in length, “Meow Metal” is not the longest tune on Dark Spring, but it is perhaps the best at capturing the zeitgeist of what Guillermo Sexo was about in 2013. Dark Spring was released by Midriff in September; buy it right here.

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