Song Premiere: San Diego Heavy Psych Band Pharlee “Creeping”

If San Diego Pharlee had its way, it would probably make their hometown ground zero for the burgeoning heavy rock sound that’s spewing out of sewers and into homes everywhere. The last few years have seen a resurgence of unabashed loud music and Pharlee is the group to take note of.

Made up of members of Harsh Toke, Arctic, Sacri Monti, Operation Mindblow, Joy, and Volcano, the psychedelic blues sound the band has cocked and loaded for its self-titled debut (Tee Pee Records) dropping April 5 will have everyone taking notes, attempting to duplicate Pharlee’s formula. It’s going to be easier said than done. Led by the powerful and commanding songstress Rivera, Pharlee’s sound is derivative unto itself. With
guitarist Justin “Figgy” Figueroa,, bassist Dylan Donavan, Zach Oakley on drums, and Garrett Lekas on keys, there’s no ceiling on what the group can accomplish.

In anticipation of the group’s new album, the band premieres the new single “Creeping,” which is riff-heavy that owes as much to Latino guitar heroes as it does to Deep Purple and Betty Davis. Rivera says this about the single:

“I wrote the lyrics for “Creeping” after a few nights of heavy partying. It’s about letting “evil” take over and losing yourself into your wicked ways without looking back or feeling remorse.”

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