Spooky Mansion

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About the artist…

Spooky Mansion is a band out of time. No single thing about the quartet is necessarily a dead ringer for the San Francisco of lore – no mandalas or hippie beads here – but their hilarious music videos, shirtless album cover and playful take on surf-rock all capture a breeziness and whimsy that suggest a time before the tech takeover, before constant worries of getting priced out, before luxury toast. Yet that goofiness never comes at the expense of musicianship.

Their easy-flowing surf rock gives way to vocals strikingly similar to the approach/tone of Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox: raspy, sweeping, and invitingly fuzzy. They create a sultry type of rock with all the traditional jangles, but with a layer of dark intricacy that makes their sound unique in an ocean of garage-rock groups.