Toronto-based psych rock trio Spells of Vertigo have mastered a neat trick: they know a song that can call down the sky.
Today, the band debuts "Rain Call" from the forthcoming EP The Internet is Forever with Chart Attack. It's a rambunctious, minor scale trip that makes me think fondly of that sun-washed, lysergic mid-'90s alt rock — Porno for Pyros, Blind Melon, The Gandharvas, etc.
Guitarist and singer Keegan Powell tells us the whole story of their newfound psychedelic powers:
We were recording vocals for "Rain Call" on a super hot, muggy Toronto day. After tracking, I went on a walk with my friend who was helping out with the session. Minutes into our walk, it started howling rain like no tomorrow... at first we thought we had called down the end of the world. People were scramming anywhere to find shelter. We ran into a bank and I grabbed a newspaper to dry myself off but the ink completely smudged all over my face. I looked insane. It was intense but also great as we were excited to find out about our new found superpowers...
Who says print is dead?
Spells of Vertigo's new EP The Internet Is Forever will be out soon.
Catch Spells of Vertigo at the following dates:
August 20 - Hamilton at The Baltimore House
August 21 - London at Old East Bar
August 26 - Sarnia at Trinity Lounge
August 27 - Windsor at Phog Lounge
August 30 - Sault St Marie at Speak Easy
August 31 - Sudbury at The Asylum
September - 2 Toronto at The Horseshoe