9 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The pop charts may never reflect such a renaissance, but psychedelic rock music is going strong in 2013. Seattle's Rose Windows are yet another fine band exploring the spaces between the heavy riffs of early heavy metal, the bucolic wistfulness of indie folk, and the tribal blues melodies of stoner rock and folk music through the centuries. There's no need for an autopsy here to pick apart Rose Windows' influences; this music is still very much alive, as a song like the seven-minute "Walkin' with a Woman" makes abundantly clear through its various passages, led by bewitching vocalist Rabia Shaheen Qazi and cemented by the overall conceptual vision of Chris Cheveyo, the project's alleged leader. The songs may be mostly credited to Cheveyo, but this is a full-band effort in terms of execution. Qazi brings a mystical element even when the tunes turn pop-like ("Wartime Lovers"), while flautist Veronica Dye gives authenticity to the band's gentler songs. Producer Randall Dunn, who'd worked magic with Sunn O))) and Boris, brought in pedal steel, harp, and string players to stretch the project ever further.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The pop charts may never reflect such a renaissance, but psychedelic rock music is going strong in 2013. Seattle's Rose Windows are yet another fine band exploring the spaces between the heavy riffs of early heavy metal, the bucolic wistfulness of indie folk, and the tribal blues melodies of stoner rock and folk music through the centuries. There's no need for an autopsy here to pick apart Rose Windows' influences; this music is still very much alive, as a song like the seven-minute "Walkin' with a Woman" makes abundantly clear through its various passages, led by bewitching vocalist Rabia Shaheen Qazi and cemented by the overall conceptual vision of Chris Cheveyo, the project's alleged leader. The songs may be mostly credited to Cheveyo, but this is a full-band effort in terms of execution. Qazi brings a mystical element even when the tunes turn pop-like ("Wartime Lovers"), while flautist Veronica Dye gives authenticity to the band's gentler songs. Producer Randall Dunn, who'd worked magic with Sunn O))) and Boris, brought in pedal steel, harp, and string players to stretch the project ever further.

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About Rose Windows

With a sound that merges the sprawling expanses of post-rock with influences from around the globe, Rose Windows' sonic explorations take listeners on a long, circuitous, and often psychedelic trip through the lesser-known corners of the music world. Formed in 2010 by guitarist and songwriter Chris Cheveyo, the Seattle band's membership grew with Cheveyo's ambitious vision for a sound, recruiting singer Rabia Shaheen Qazi, keyboardist David Davila, guitarist Nils Petersen, bassist Richie Rekow, drummer Pat Schowe, and flautist Veronica Dye, giving the band an expansive arsenal to match the enormity of their sound. Rose Windows began work on an album in 2012 with producer Randall Dunn, which culminated in the release of their debut, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop in 2013. The group released a 7" single, "There Is a Light" in 2014, and recorded their second album in Bogalusa, Louisiana, again produced by Dunn. In early 2015, the group announced the May release of their self-titled second album. However, they disbanded before the album's release. ~ Gregory Heaney

ORIGIN
Seattle, WA
FORMED
2010

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