Black Tar Prophecies Vols. 4, 5 & 6 (Temporary Residence)
[AVANT-GARDE EPHEMERA] For those unfamiliar with the mythology of Portland experimental rock troupe Grails, Black Tar
is the catchall name for the various limited-edition releases that the
The title of this track is a winking reference to "Alone Again Or," the opening cut on Forever Changes, the kiss-off to the psychedelic era recorded by the band Love in 1967. And you can hear where Lilacs & Champagne members Emil Amos and Alex Hall—both members of the longrunning Portland post-rock outfit Grails—are making the connection: the acoustic guitar line that anchors the last three ...
Maybe this one is best presented without any commentary at all, but we’re just always stoked to hear that Grails is working on some new stuff—so whether or not this four minute acid trip tells us anything about the disc (the album will be called Deep Politics and it’ll be out in March), it gets us pretty excited! Please be forewarned that this “album preview” ...