Friday @ The Summit: Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound


MP3: By The Rippling Green

I don’t know if it’s something in the water, but there seem to be a great deal of psychedelic/stoner rock bands coming through town (or forming in town) these days. San Franciscan quartet Assembled Head In Sunburst Sound will make the latest addition to the list with their appearance at The Summit Friday night. This multi-gendered band is touring in support of their 2009 Tee Pee Records release, When Sweet Sleep Returned, eight tracks of hazy, road-weary rock with what I would call rural undertones. 1970s influences are harnessed into songs that feel like miniature mystic journeys, so I can only imagine how this will play out live.

Fellow San Franciscans Sleepy Sun share the bill with their own 2009 release, Sleepy Son on ATP Recordings, in tow. Judging by the jams on their myspace, their music appears to be right in line with that of their tourmates. EDIT: Local prog wizards Moons are not playing this show. Perhaps there will be another opener.

  • simeon

    Thanks for the heads up, too bad I can’t go. This is twice now in a month that Bourbon St. booker(s) have failed at promoting a killer show.

  • mr white

    moons are NOT on the bill.
    we dropped off a few weeks ago due to an injury.
    but… you know…
    we were still on the calendar…

    this show will still rip.

  • Andrew Patton

    You know, I had a feeling that my show description would be at least partially incorrect. Thanks for the update.

  • tuxspeedo

    Teeth of the Hydra played a bunch of shows with these dudes at SXSW a couple years ago. They’re actually much better live than their recorded material suggests. looks like the lineup is about 50% different now, though.