Space Junk

by Halasan Bazar

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Am I Blind? 06:24
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Ease Up 03:41
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"...a wiry psych-pop fever dream that delivers watery guitar lines, chiming xylophones, and appropriately zonked-out vocals from lead singer Fredrik Eckhoff. Halasan Bazar move beyond mere homage territory by vividly evoking the fuzzed-out bliss of a hallucinogenic-induced stupor, rather than dwelling on a chord-for-chord imitation of their influences." -Pitchfork

"...a pleasantly vintage atmosphere, without being the straight-out revivalism purveyed by some of the other ’60s-”inspired” bands kicking around at the moment." -Flavorwire

"Halasan Bazar may hail from Copenhagen, but the Danish crew churn out that chiming sort of psychedelic fuzz-rock so often heard emanating from San Franciscan garages. Take "Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad," for instance, where main man Fredrik Eckhoff fittingly sings with an ear to both pop and slack. Meanwhile his four bandmates deliver a blown-out bliss bomb of crunchy guitars, tambourine smacks, and humming organs." -Spin Magazine

"A bizarre blend of Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), David Berman (Silver Jews), Frank Black, Beck and Syd Barrett, Eckhoff's warble is unique and indelible; it's quite the contrast to the relatively uplifting musical accompaniment. Sixties acid folk, '70s country rock, '80s college jangle and '90s lo-fi are all represented, to some degree, on this record . . . A crafty brew such as this is always interest piquing, especially when it's sprinkled with a light dusting of lysergic bliss. Catharsis has never sounded so enjoyable." -Exclaim

"...warmer-climes-and-’60s-scented lo-fi arrangements." -JaJaJa Music

"...derived clearly from the '60s psychedelic universe with crunchy guitars, tambourines, organs, and pop undertones; [still evoking] contemporary San Francisco." -Undertoner

"If you want a break from the over digitized music, there's a '60's San Francisco in Copenhagen at the corner of Halasan and Bazar." -Prefix Magazine

"Eckhoff's crooning [is] more composed and confident than ever, and before we let those accusations of tiresome retromania seep in, let's all just admit that this kind of music simply never gets old." -No Fear of Pop

"...oozing sunshine and retro vibes. Once the days start getting warmer, these are the type of jams you’ll want blasting from your stereo." -Turntable Kitchen

"...bitter sweet folk-pop with ambition to take off to space." -I Am No Superman

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released April 2, 2013

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