New Audio: The 1960s Psych Rock Channeling Sound of San Francisco’s Light Fantastic

Comprised of Terry Sowers (vocals, guitar), Jeremy Bringetto (bass), Rachel Hoelm (keys, vocals) and Rex Shelverton (guitar), San Francisco-based indie rock quartet Light Fantastic specialize in a jangling and shimmering psych rock that sounds as though it could have been written and recorded in 1965 as you’ll hear on “To The Center,” the latest single off the band’s highly-anticipated, soon-to-be released full-length debut, Out of View; however, just underneath the placid surface is a moody and bittersweet wistful nostalgia and the recognition that life is ultimately about constant change – i.e., the relationships that come and go, the passing of time, etc.

As the band’s Terry Sowers explained to the folks at Impose, “This one was about my recover — mostly from a previous relationship, but I also realized it was about all the change around me and this feeling I get every year around this time so we had tentatively called it ‘September’. While I had worked out most of the lyrics, I read about the significance of the fall equinox, and the symbolism was profound. It’s a very pagan sort of ritual. Despite that I had wanted to write a light-hearted ode to summer kind of record similar to our EP, the overall vibe of Out of View turned out a little darker than planned.”