Festivals, drugs, tie-died t-shirts…these are some of the emotions and thoughts that come to mind from Crazy Mary’s seventh album, “Dreaming in Brilliant Color.”
It’s 13-track LP from the band that’s been around since 1998.
To give you an idea of what the New York City band sounds like for those who haven’t heard of them, they’re similar to the likes of The Jefferson Airplane, The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield. In other words, it’s a heavy dose of psychedelic pop rock.
The psychedelic sound is not really my thing but Crazy Mary does a lot of things right that I’m sure can please a whole lot of people.
They pull out the violin, the keys, lead singer, Em Z, shows some amazing pipes throughout the album. The harmonies are pretty tight. It’s an all-around solid effort.
The band, consisting of Charles Kibel, Walter Steding, Nick Raisz, Armand “The Wizard” Milletari, Parker Reilly and the aforementioned Em Z, has been around the block. They were recently apart of 2012 CBGB Festival, the 2005 CMJ Festival among many others.
Charles Kibel, Parker Reilly and Michael Caiati did production on the album, which was released off of Humsting Records.
I probably won’t be keeping up with this band and their career but if you’re into psychedelic bands, jam bands, like I’m talking a band that just goes all night long instrumentally, than you might want to check these guys out.