Black Powder Sunrise Girl is the pulsating, joyous, mind-bending and wholly unclassifiable third album from Boston psych-prog experimentalists Skyjelly, which will be released on September 14th on cassette through Eggs in Aspic (pre-order here).
Skyjelly is there when meteorites crash into the ground. It’s in the trees and the grass. It’s there very early in the morning when most people are asleep in warm houses. What can we do? People change and we’re changing too – changing and dissolving into the air just as you finally see it. We’ll be there again. We always play.
Skyjelly isn’t a collective. Skyjelly is a band containing Skyjelly Jones, Erict Jones, Dave Melanson and Sheik. They live in a mill in Fall River with spikes on the railings to keep the child labourers from sliding down. But Boston is home too, as is Providence. Old furniture is everywhere (in case your house burns down) and the elevator works great. The band next door thought they were having séances and that’s mostly true, maybe. Not that it’s a necessary thing… lots of things walk around the building when no one’s looking.