Helvetia - Dromomania

Helvetia - Dromomania
Helvetia - Dromomania
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Joyful Noise Recordings (JNR173)
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Release Date: 10/2015
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"The new album Dromomania is raw, experimental, and psych-tinged. The songs evoke the simplicity of ‘70s Kinks, with a good dose of Captain Beefheart and the randomness of The Residents..." (

"The Pacific Northwest got its first taste of Helvetia, the brainchild of Seattle-native Jason Albertini, back when their first recordings surfaced in 2006 (long enough ago that the font comparisons are played out, guys). The group was touted as a band to look out for in the few years that followed, but ended up drifting into hiatusland as most of their rotating membership joined Built to Spill’s touring band, Albertini himself taking over bass duties. This year’s release, Dromomania, is their first full-length since 2012’s Nothing in Rambling. If you head to their site you’ll find less of a bio page and more of a free association prose piece akin to something out of a Burroughs notebook. It details the supposed origins of Dromomania, touching on Albertini’s old band Duster, Captain Beefheart’s appearance on Letterman, Stevie Wonder’s performance on Sesame Street, and various references to psychedelic drug use to tie it all together..." (Read more:

Track List (Listen to a couple of tracks)

A1 Bermuda
A2 The Rubber Maids
A3 A Dot Running For The Dust
A4 Rebel Beans
A5 Crumbs Like Saucers
A6 Shower Radio

B1 Psychomagic
B2 See Saw Sow
B3 Olaf
B4 Pink Finish
B5 Dromomania
B6 Feeling The Warm Air

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