Millburray
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Millburray

Auburn, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Auburn, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Psychedelic

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"MILLBURRAY - MAIDEN VOYAGE"

Millburray is a self-described neo-psychedelic band from Northern California. On their recent release Maiden Voyage they tip their hats to bands like Cream but also would fit along nice and snug amongst contemporaries like Ty Segall and Tale Impala. The music is raw, feels like a hit of blotter acid and sounds like the band is having a great time. These elements combined and you get a recipe for a successful debut.

The songs are solid throughout and the only thing really holding it back is some of the production. Don’t get me wrong it was lo-fi and fitted the music but still I would have loved just a bit more magic in the production end of things.

The album rocks out plenty with its opening number “Who In Tibet.” What’s not to love really - the song has a shredding psychedelic lead guitar, a great vocal performance, and a very live sounding drum kit. The singer gives an inspired performance He often sounds similar to Kevin Parker from Tame Impala and Kevin Parker often sounds like John Lennon which isn't something to be ashamed of.

“Bamboo Killer” was a nice dose of raw instrumentation that sounded a bit like Frank Zappa and something you might hear off of Atom Heart Mother. The strongest song of the five may have been the Eastern-influenced “Mother Of Ten Thousand Things” which successfully blends western rock and traditional sounding Indian music (think Ravi Shankar). The song has a really great string arrangements as well as inspirational vocal lines that make the song stand out.

MIllburray started off with 12 tracks that were trimmed down to five before the release and I think they made a good decision. These songs are good and they created a solid foundation for them to grow off of. - The Equal Ground


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Millburray is a neo-psychedelic band from Northern California. We all met through mutual friends when we all decided to take a trip out to a house in Colusa, CA. The trip was meant to be a musical collaboration between all of our various projects that would be captured as a session recording called Levee Street. And while David and Alex had played together since high school, Rob had never met them before that trip. They hit it off and while Levee Street proved a fruitful and fun venture, the three of us began meeting up more and more often to jam various garages. What began with covers, turned into experimenting with original material. Open mics turned into local shows. Local shows turned into bigger venues. And now, two years later, Millburray released our debut EP, Maiden Voyage. We feel so lucky to have come this far already, but we feel as if we're just getting warmed up.

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