North Carolina’s Space Apaches’ sound is eclectic to say the least. They describe it as “Kinda like a psychedelic Eagles with a sense of humor,” which seems to be a pretty good description. Their first full album, Smokin’ Voyages, will release on November 9, but there are already quite a few singles and videos available on the band’s YouTube and Soundcloud channels.
One song from Smokin’ Voyages that Space Apaches haven’t promoted very much yet is “Empty.” Generally the band’s sound is sort of psychedelic and doesn’t take itself very seriously, but this track seems to be the most serious of the bunch, and the one where the talents of the band and its individual members are best showcased. A sort of blues-infused country track, “Empty” contains some very raw lyrics from singer and guitarist Andrew Reed, as well as some of the best guitar playing. The track shows Space Apaches can be genuine and honest in the midst of all their psychedelic, tripped-out fun.
With their first album, Space Apaches show that they have both musical chops and a sense of whimsy. Smokin Voyages stands to produce many singles for lovers of all genres to enjoy.
Written by Layla Marino
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