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Now Hear This: Pacific Range | High Upon The Mountain

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Pacific Range is an Americana/Jam-Band based out of L.A., with influences from The Allman Brothers, Gram Parsons and The Grateful Dead. Their melodic and lyric-based music incorporates the feel-good vibes of the ’60s and ’70s, with deep jams and plenty of improvisation. Their debut album High Upon the Mountain encapsulates their wide array of influences and live sound. Songs like Santa Monica capture the essence of sunny-California beach culture from a working class perspective, with a groove that will leave you bobbing in your seat.

​Los Angeles is enjoying another sunny cycle with bands like Mapache, GospelbeacH, Circles Around The Sun, The Grateful Shred and more making waves. Producer/musician Dan Horne (known for working with Beachwood Sparks, Jonathan Wilson, Cass McCombs and more) is principal of that scene. Dan and the band held up in Dan’s Liberty Hair Farm studios recording the bands stage tested material with help from friends from Mapache, Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band), Jade Castrinos (from Echo in the Canyon Band/Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros) and created one of the most listenable and exciting debut albums to come out of Los Angeles in years. All of the touchstones are there, the Laurel Canyon beauty of Neil Young and Jackson Browne, and the fluidity of Wake In The Flood-era Dead. Yet the feelgood vibes we so badly need right now somehow make it very contemporary, recalling how the later Beachwood Sparks tackling Ramblin’ Man would have sounded.”