Last month, Brooklyn psych-folkers Quicksilver Daydream announced the release of their latest record, “Fly Oblivion,” which is due out August 9. Co-produced by the band and Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, The Drums), the album was recorded at Seaside Lounge and mixed at Schenke’s Studio Windows in Brooklyn. It was mastered by Josh Bonati (Amen Dunes, Zola Jesus).
Built around the combines creativities of Adam Lytle, Alex Bayer, Alf Lenni Erlandsen, Brett Banks and Glenn Forsythe, Quicksilver Daydream was initially the result of a DIY recording project helmed by Lytle, though the roster grew quickly, and the band released their debut record, “Echoing Halls” in 2017. Drawing inspiration from spirited psych forebears such as Pearls Before Swine and The Incredible String Band, the band fashions a furiously tripped-out haze of expansive soundscapes and kaleidoscopic melodies.
With new single, “Into the Night,” they’ve conjured up an amorphous atmosphere of ringing guitars, reverbed vocals, sunshine pop rhythms and bounding psych-rock arrangements. Assembled in equal measure through collective influence and intuitive adaptation, the song finds the band building a unique and fascinating world of sound that’s both familiar and utterly unpredictable.