with Flaural and The Skurfs
Way out west, there was this band that goes by the name of Thick Business. At least, that was the handle that their parents gave them, but they never had much use for it themselves. See, this band, they called themselves, “THICK BUSINESS.” Now, “THICK BUSINESS,” there’s a name no band would apply to themselves where I come from. But then there’s a lot about that band that didn’t make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where they lived likewise. But then again, maybe that’s why I found the place so darned interestin’. See, they call boise the “City of Trees”; but I didn’t find it to be that, exactly. But i’ll allow it as there are some nice trees there. ‘Course I ain’t never been to London, and I ain’t seen France. And I ain’t never seen no queen in her damned undies, so the feller says. But i’ll tell you what – after seeing Boise, and this here band I’m tellin ya bout, well, I guess I seen somethin’ every bit as stupefyin’ as you’d seen in any of them other places. And in English, too. So I can die with a smile on my face, without feelin’ like the good Lord screwed me. Now this here band i’m tell ya bout, started in the early ought teens – just about the time of our conflict with…whatever. I only mention it because sometimes there’s a band… I won’t say a hero, cause, what’s a hero? Sometimes there’s a band. And I’m talkin’ about the THICK BUSINESS here – the THICK BUSINESS from Boise Idaho. Sometimes, there’s a band, well, they’re the band for their time and place. They fit right in there. And that’s the THICK BUSINESS. The THICK BUSINESS from Boise, Idaho. And even if they’re a sexy band – and the THICK BUSINESS was most certainly that. Quite possibly the sexiest in all of Ada county, which would place them high in the runnin’ for sexiest worldwide. Sometimes there’s a band, sometimes there’s a band. Well, I lost my train of thought here. But… aww hell. I’ve done introduced enough.
Denver- based Quartet Flaural is a contemporary blend of new wave, shoegaze, and psych pop. The band consists of Singer and bassist Collin Johnson, Guitarist Noah Pfaff, Drummer Nick Berlin, and Multi-instrumentalist Connor Birch. Formed in the early 2015, Flaural employs traditional rock instruments with a modern fare of abstract synth and guitar textures, driving ‘kraut-y’ drum grooves, and introspective lyrics and vocals.
“Flooding the day with an extra sense of intrigue, distortion and sunshine, the new [Over Imaginary Cigarettes] EP from Denver’s Flaural is a brilliantly agile re-imagining of the psych-pop trope, presenting a skewed take on the norm thanks to an inclination, perhaps even a desire, to delve in to lesser-known places.” – Gold Flake Paint
“Combining out-of-the-box psychedelic elements, drenched in reverb and glistening guitars, Flaural is buoyant and introspective. Flaural make great use of their predecessors techniques to develop a contemporary sound that is hypnotic and soothing.” – Indie Rock Reviews, LA
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