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.