For a limited time, The Fader is kindly streaming the entirety of Steve Gunn’s brilliant Time Off, which will be in stores worldwide on Tuesday, June 18. (You can order the record here.) Click here for The Fader stream, or listen below; the below full-album stream will be replaced in a week with selected tracks from the album, so listen up while you can!
“Time Off, is a collection of six summery psych-rock songs—led, firstly, by Gunn’s impressionistic, minutely detailed fretwork, and secondly by his stone-smooth baritone, which lends a kind of metaphysical weight to whatever he happens to be singing about. Musically, there’s an obvious debt to Jack Rose, which is why it makes sense that he actually dedicates a song to to the deceased American Primitive guitarist on “Old Strange”; and in terms of instrumentation and overall feel, there’s also something similar to the West Coast acid rock of late ’60s bands like Moby Grabe. But really, as you can hear when you listen to the full album below, Steve Gunn’s really steering this meandering ride down a lane all his own, just as he’s always done.”
– Emilie Friedlander, The Fader