Savannah’s psychedelic rock quintet, NICHE, will release their sophomore LP, Heading East, this Friday through Kylesa’s Retro Futurist label, and for fans to hear the album early it has been made available for streaming early through Echoes And Dust.
Founded in 2009 by childhood friends guitarist/vocalist Justin Dick and bassist/vocalist Michael Redmond, the band’s lineup includes Corey Barhorst on Hammond/synths (Black Tusk, ex-Kylesa), drummer Lee Vallier and guitarist/vocalist Kristopher Maedke-Russell. What began as a simple three-piece rock band, NICHE has since coalesced into a formidable quintet. Laying down ’70s-influenced rock with Southern and psychedelic tendencies, where dual guitar solos, three part vocal harmonies, layered Hammond organ and synths and a powerful rhythm section fuse together to produce a sound that is both nostalgic and unique, hints of Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy and Steely Dan showing through in their well-crafted songs.
With two previous self-released albums under their belt — So Be It and The Other Side Of The End, in December 2014, NICHE went to The Jam Room in Colombia, South Carolina to record their third album with longtime friend Phillip Cope of Kylesa at the helm of producing the album, the first release with their current lineup. Titled Heading East, the album catapults six new tracks with nearly forty minutes of mega rich, perfectly hazy, psychedelically-induced classic rock fueled and jacked-up for modern times, completed with beautiful, kaleidoscopic artwork by Samantha Muljat.
Let NICHE’s Heading East take you back in time or far into the future through Echoes And Dust now at THIS LOCATION.
Heading East will see release through Retro Futurist on digital and CD November 13th with a vinyl pressing to follow in early 2016.
12/11/2015 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Caustic Casanova