Retribution Gospel Choir
take the densest moments of low's slow-core, mix with besnard lakes' dream-rock & neil young's recent sludgy shape-shifting guitar & fully immerse in some heavy psych & you've got the essence of the incredible 3rd release from low frontman alan sparhawk’s rock ‘n roll side project.
taking us deeper into the band’s psyche than ever, they extract the quintessence of the live experience & lay it down succinctly in a two-song, one-take, full band, blitz. 'can’t walk out' is the crown jewel of rgc’s recent live sets holding inexplicable power in its repetitive, building, unhinged freakout. 'seven' sees the more sprawling side of the band. haunting, epic, & enhanced throughout by guest guitarist nels cline, 'seven' doesn’t hesitate or relent in its delivery of true extemporaneous brilliance. "'3' is the ultimate rgc record, & the ultimate departure...a wilder, woollier, & yet more coherent beast" - pitchfork.