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"Psychedelia as communal creation, psychedelia as mystical quest, psychedelia as a roiling tangle and psychedelia as a euphoric, entranced sprawl are all encompassed in the music of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter...There’s nothing neo- about this band’s psychedelia.
 -The New York Times

"alternative country, no...more like alternative universe.. a sprawling psych rock vision..."
-Spin

"This is a complex, fascinating record that punches the shoulder for attention. As subtle as it is hypnotic, mixing delicacy with confidence and hope with fear.... unlock your senses, and wrap yourself in this intricate web of aural imagery"
- Consequence Of Sound ****

"flush with cavernous sonics and complex soundscapes, it's 58 minutes of aural cinema for the ears and mind"
-TONE Audio

"Whether the sonic setting is one of doomy distortion or fragile fingerpicking, Sykes remains a truly unique vocalist whose dusky voice is capable of imparting a transcendent, almost spiritual quality to almost any tune it touches."

-All Music Guide


Marble Son



Album Release - Summer Tour 2011
Hello Friends.... Happy Holidays!!  Still on a hiatus, but in the meantime here is a long forgotten collaboration I had the good fortune of being part of, with Mount Analogue, back in the day...a Nick Drake cover of "River Man" (that's Eyvind kang on viola, Laura Veirs on guitar and Tucker Martine on drums!) And then, here are some more quick, older news snippets you may have missed; Had the unexpected honor of having one of my essays chosen by Voice Media Group (Village Voice, LA Weekly, etc.) as 2012's best print article on music.  If you care to read any of these essays click "here".  An in depth interview that speaks on many issues beyond music is posted on The Rumpus and can be read HERE.  Phil shot this cool new video for the song "Pleasuring The Divine" when we were in Paris (Spring 2013).  Enjoy!  And lastly, you can obtain the latest album, "Marble Son", from our online store here on the site, Amazon, I-Tunes and most record stores in the US!! It is also available on vinyl for a limited time, so grab it up while you can! (the vinyl version comes with a cd inside!)  And, check out this beautiful poster created by our album designer Jay Bryant (for the "Marble Son" record release show back in 2011).  Thank you for your support, we appreciate it beyond words.

Check out the official video for "Pleasuring The Divine"

Check out the in studio performance at KEXP, Seattle - 8/1/11

Watch or listen to the in studio performance at KCRW in L.A. for Morning Becomes Eclectic - 12/12/11

Lyrics for Marble Son

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Video of : 'Come To Mary' live studio performance @ 
KEXP, 90.3 FM, Seattle, WA - 8/1/11



Official Video of : 'Pleasuring The Divine' - Filmed & Edited by Philip Wandscher, 5/13 


Videos of'Hushed By Devotion', 'Your Own Kind' and 'Wooden Roses' from in studio performance @ KEXP, Seattle, WA - 8/1/11

Videos of : 'Hushed By Devotion''Pleasuring The Divine',  'Be It Me, Or Be It None''Wooden Roses' from Roadburn Festival - 4/15/11


Videos of : 'Come To Mary'  & 'Weight Of Cancer' from La Flèche d’or in Paris - 5/7/11

Check out Jesse's Photographs in Vice Magazine (French version)


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