The Curious Mystery
Rotting Slowly (KLP206)
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A junkyard band with a heart of dirt, smoke, and wires; The Curious Mystery blends '60s-style psychedelia with American country-blues and garage experimentalism. Cool night air, slow burning heaviness, impregnation by blackberry, Captain Beefheart, late night crawlers, native fowl, dinner, river blindness; these are some of the things The Curious Mystery bides its time thinking about. A stranger in a new town, Rotting Slowly [KLP206] is the Curious Mystery's first album for K. It was recorded by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio.
The Curious Mystery place an emphasis on dense sonic texture and unorthodox song structures. The band began in 2005 in Seattle where Shana Cleveland, a Midwestern daughter of Blues and Country rock musicians met Nicolas Gonzalez, an experimental instrumentalist from Texas. Today the band features Nicolas on guitar, vocals, and homemade instruments; Shana on vocals, banjo, guitar, and autoharp; as well as Faustine B. Hudson on drums, gong, dinner bell, plastic tube; and Bradford Button on the bass guitar.
"The Curious Mystery traverses oceans and nations with its intoxicating psychedelia, ... completely engrossing." – Seattle Weekly