Chicago psych vets The Luck of Eden Hall follow up last year's stunning Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 2 with Alligators Eat Gumdrops, another winning disc of acid-tinged pop.
AEG opens with the majestic, yet playful, "High Heeled Flippers" and moves seamlessly into "Bangalore," an Indian raga meets power pop confection that is both savory and sugary.
Other album sweet spots include the lovely "Summertime Girl," the heartbreaking "Amoreena Had Enough Yesterday," the psychedelic folk tune "A Carney's Delirium" and the closing title track, which is a surreal, candy-coated rave-up that jettisons into a universe where Willy Wonka, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Monkees are equally shining stars.
The Luck of Eden Hall will be performing a free Epitonic in-store at Saki this Saturday afternoon at 4PM and will celebrate the official release of Alligators Eat Gumdrops at Double Door next Tuesday, August 21.