What a fitting band name. Trance Farmers, the project of one LA-based Damye Samek, makes southern fried psych-pop for the masses. It’s like Alex Chilton (RIP) joined Beach House, like Loretta Lynn gone chill-wave. And new track, “Lone Star” (another fitting name) the first single off the upcoming full-length debut, Dixie Crystals (that fits, too!), fits those margins exactly. It’s different but not, both out there and in here, humming with equal parts familiarity and equal parts novelty, and it’s a helluva good time.
Trance Farmers’ Dixie Crystals is out September 2 on Leaving/Stones Throw.