Look at this beauty. It’s the Limited Edition Wood Slipcover of Chris Schlarb’s new album Psychic Temple II. Never heard of Schlarb before, until Asthmatic Kitty label mate Sufjan Stevens got involved and made the song 'Til I Die with him. Listen below.
At the intersection of ethereal jazz and intricate folk, composer Chris Schlarb leads Psychic Temple in new directions. Anchored by the interplay of drummers Andrew Pompey and Tabor Allen, Psychic Temple II features an all-star roster united by a single, maniacal vision. A year in the making, the album was assembled with a wide-ranging team of collaborators: singer-songwriters Sufjan Stevens and Ray Raposa (Castanets), Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens, progressive metal guitarist Paul Masvidal (Cynic, Death), bassist Devin Hoff (Xiu Xiu, Nels Cline Singers), vocalist Sarah Negahdari (Happy Hollows, Silversun Pickups), John Clement Wood (Black Keys, Learning Music) and more.
You can pre-order the limited edition LP through Asthmatic Kitty from $40 (€29,99). Ships July 16.