Jess and The Ancient Ones show us their possessed psychedelic soul on Love Zombi, the second single to be released from forthcoming new album Vertigo! With organ-led swagger and a freak-beat to raise the dead and make them dance, Love Zombi is a graveyard smash. Main-man songwriter/guitarist Thomas Corpse describes it perfectly when he says “In this track one can maybe hear eerie echoes of funk lurking in the root. The feel of the middle part leans towards European old school horror movies”. Love Zombi is Jess and The Ancient Ones back to their creepy, catchy rocking best, live-wired and undead!
A jewel in the crown of Finnish occult psych-rock, Jess and The Ancient Ones’ new album Vertigo is their take on soulful late sixties garage psychedelia with a foreboding sound of lysergic doom. Set for release on Svart Records on May 21st this year, Vertigo takes what began on the previous record, The Horse & Other Weird Tales, further and towards a deeper level than ever before. Corpse comments, “To me this album sounds like a dark horse – a brother to the previous album. There’s a strange ominous feeling that hovers upon the entire album, maybe it’s the feeling of nostalgia that’s arising from the lyrics.”
Wrapped in a crude tornado-adorned old school sleeve, the album’s eight tracks bubble in a boiling cauldron of vintage pop culture influence and occult-tinged paranoia. Ranging from the softly fiery opening track Burning of The Velvet Fire to the almost heavy metal -ish nihilistic banger Born To Kill, Vertigo is a spiralling journey of heavy Finnish psych rock at its finest.
The first single cut Summer Tripping Man was a heavy hitting prophecy of doom condensed into the classic three minute garage format, and Love Zombi, the second single from Vertigo, turns the fiery fever up to an ecstatic level, like a frenzied voodoo death-dance. Loosen your mind to Jess and The Ancient Ones’ zombie ritual, out now!