THE LOW SPIRITS: Gonna Make You Cry b/w Shadows Of Your Mind 7″ (color vinyl)
Born in the garage-stompin’ roots of Rochester, NY, the four members of The Low Spirits deliver a rattling sound drenched in fuzz and farfisa.
The Low Spirits formed out of the ashes of three groups from Rochester, NY. Their musical vision borders on a strictly dark and moody 1966 sound, which they have managed to conquer on both sides of their first single release here. The “A” side, “Gonna Make You Cry” has a menacing Painted Ship “Frustration” vibe and could easily fit within the Michigan-based Fenton Records catalogue. The flipside, “Shadows Of Your Mind” has that same cryptic Fenton vibe with ominous “I’m Five Years Ahead Of My Time” overtones. If these two numbers are any indication of the shape of things to come, this unit is a force to be reckoned with.
— Greg Prevost, Rochester, New York, January 2021
A. Gonna Make You Cry
B. Shadows Of Your Mind