This week’s new releases include Ten Shades of Green from guitar teacher Wayne Riker: “[It is] my solo-guitar instrumental album. It has ten holiday classics, with no overdubs, with each tune done in a distinctive musical style, covering everything from Joe Pass to Metallica.”
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
1271 University Avenue,
Sensory Station will debut their Open Your Eyes EP on October 28 at the Merrow in Hillcrest. The EP was produced and engineered by Aaron Harris, of Isis and Palms. “He also acts as drum tech for Danny Carey of Tool and Abe Cunningham of Deftones,” notes Hunter Levy, “and the EP was funded through Kickstarter, promoted on Tool’s website.”
SDMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Reynolds is featured on Last Month of the Year, a reissued collection of Kingston Trio holiday tunes due November 4, originally released in 1960.
- Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8 p.m.
3615 El Cajon Boulevard,
Marqay’s debut psych-pop full-length Double Carousel drops November 6 at the Soda Bar. “The album will be released in CD and digital formats, but we’re all saving our pennies in the hope of pressing it to vinyl in the near future,” says Chris Plaia. Recorded between fall 2012 and spring 2014 at Earthling Studios by Mike Kamoo, “The album cover is a photo I took of my girlfriend floating off a beach in Thailand, and its title is a reference to a part in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, when Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar are trying to lose their way through the Circus Circus casino, high on ether.”