24-year olf Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner announces the release of a double dose of hits for Trouble in Mind – the “Where Will You Go”7″ out on August 7. Today, Get Bent premieres a video crafted by Gardner for the 7″ A-Side.
While not writing songs as half of the freakbeat duo The Skywalkers, Jacco Gardner crafts some of the most finest baroque pop created since the late 60’s…The psychedelic imagery used in the video is a visual interpretation of Gardner’s sound. Taking inspiration from the likes of The Zombies and the hugely overlooked Billy Nicholls, Gardner has made a perfect piece of sunshine pop that should be added to everyone’s summer playlist.
Playing guitar, bass, drums, harpsichord, percussion and keyboards on the recordings, Gardner creates an entire cascading psychedelic world – step through the looking glass in the “Where Will You Go” video.
Allow us to introduce the US debut of 24-year old Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner – prepare to have your minds blown. After releasing a criminally limited 7” in Europe earlier in 2012, Gardenr returns with a brand-new, double dose of hits for Trouble in Mind. “Where Will You Go”s opening guitar strums fade into view before lurching into a dreamy baroque-pop groover, with lush melodies cascading over a driving drum beat, conjuring images of Syd jamming with Revolver-era Beatles. “Summer’s Game” chimes in with Jacco crooning like a young Colin Blunstone over a lilting harpsichord that unfolds into a heavenly psychedelic pop gem – shimmering right there on your turntable. Mining the past can be tricky business, but Gardner maneuvers his way around the trapping by not simply aping his influences, but by creating a unique and stirring new voice in modern psychedelic pop music. The first pressing of 500 copies is pressed on randomly mixed vinyl, comes housed in the Trouble in Mind company sleeve and includes a download code.
RIYL: The Zombies, Left Banke, Paperhead, Billy Nicholls, Black Angels
More from Trouble in Mind
Started in Chicago in 2009 as a way to release 7″s with perfect pop songs, Trouble in Mindexpanded their catalog of releases in 2011 with LPs from Mikal Cronin, Night Beats, The Wax Museums, The Paperhead and The Wrong Words! Check out this playlist with a track from each release plus a bonus track from the Apache Dropout 7″.
In 2012, Trouble in Mind’s exciting release schedule continues with new music from the Estrogen Highs, Hollows, the Resonars and the return of the SXSW/Record Store Day 4-way covers split 7″ featuring exclusive cover songs performed by Mikal Cronin, The Liminanas, The Paperhead and Apache Dropout.
Trouble in Mindhas releases in excellent record stores near you from Jeffrey Novak (Cheap Time), Alex Cuervo, The Limiñanas, Vermillion Sands, Wounded Lion, Personal & the Pizzas, The Wrong Words, Tropical Sleep, Sticks N Stones, Night Beats, The Hex Dispensers, The Mean Jeans, The Limiñanas, Hollows, Ty Segall, Tyler Jon Tyler, Wheels on Fire, Sonic Chicken 4, Charlie & the Moonhearts, The Fresh & Onlys and The White Wires delivering on their mission to put “the emphasis back on the music and prove that the 2 1/2 minute pop song is alive and well.”