Deep Frosty bandleader Steve Ruecker is a legend to some, a much loved participant in the California rock scene who often hosts barnburning jams at his house in Encinitas. Enlisting Ben Flashman from Los Angeles and Utrillo Kushner from Oakland (Noel Von Harmonson and Ben Chasny guest) of Comets on Fire, Blues Band could be 2017's great rock record. Guitar progressions undergo a classic Quicksilver treatment, as Ruecker's sincere, Roky-esque vocals make testament to the plight of the indigenous, the horror of modern times, and the hopeless beauty of heartbreak. The band’s pure enthusiasm coupled with a distaste for complacency seeps through like blood on fabric, making Blues Band a raw and rocking joy to hear.
released December 1, 2017
Utrillo Kushner Ben Flashman Steve Ruecker
Additional players: Ben Chasny Noel Von Harmonson
Recorded in Encinitas, CA & Oakland, CA (2016-2017)
Love those 3rd eye guitar things! My brother loved them too. I found him hanging over his front door in April. This stuff reminds me that, as the mighty Sun Ra reckons, ‘Everything’s Happening!’, all the time! Huge Gratitude for all this. It Helps! Thank You!🙏❤️☘️Xx bogman07
One of the best bands of the last decade. No question. Their discography is fantastic. This album and their Stone Garden EP are some of the best psychedelic projects to be released in the last 5 years. Absolutely top people too. So nice. Met them in Indianapolis in February 2019. Go is a sweetheart. Guruguru Brain is swell label too. maxdenari