by Brian Dubin
CAVE PAINTING by SRI AUROBINDO
Sri Aurobindo are a psychedelic rock band from Baltimore. They have been around for the better part of 5 years, playing constantly in Baltimore as well as New York and D.C. Cave Painting is their second release and in my opinion, their best to date.
This album finds them really exploring their groove and locking in to some really catchy and far out songs. As far as the genre of psychedelia goes, Sri Aurobindo are one of the best and this record is the proof. The album is incredibly consistent as a whole and is filled with hypnotic bass and guitar grooves. "Don't Know" is probably my favorite song on the album, though "Banyan Groove" and "Find the Door" have some really amazing spacey parts that are just otherworldly. "Rest My Mind" closes out the album with a totally great hook and some stellar organ action.
Sri Aurobindo are taking a style of music and using their influences to make something that sounds incredibly distinctive.
This album is not out yet, but will be out around April 1st on Friends Records. Pick it up when it comes out, you will not be disappointed.