A ray of light is glimmering in the underbelly of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After a debut self-titled LP with the old moniker Deadhorse, this reformed band of minstrels has solidified a lineup as Devonian Gardens. Carefully crafted garage jams, boisterously spaced-out vocal layers, their psychedelic medicine show is ethereal, colourful and filled with interplay.
Arriving via a number of acclaimed projects in the region, the moving parts of Devonian Gardens travel through time: hoodoo guitar master Danny Vescarelli, hand instrument mage Jennifer Crighton and the keys of paisley child Marie Sulkowski meld into a surreal concoction with the bass drawls of tonal shaman Ryan Bourne and the rarified patterns of drummer Melissa McWilliams.
Their latest full-length, Solar Shifting, was recorded in the secluded forests of Nova Scotia with analog wizard Jay Crocker. Final touches and two additional tracks were finished back home in Calgary. The group has toured the Great White North a few times over, appearing on bills alongside psych brethren Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shooting Guns and Sleepy Sun. With the ethos of a modern-day Airplane, Devonian Gardens and their sonic strata are down to earth but deep in space.