Download Den: The Amazing – Gentle Stream

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The Amazing

Following up a lauded 2009 debut and a 2010 EP, Swedish band The Amazing will debut their first official U.S. release, titled Gentle Stream, in less than two weeks. The Amazing is a disarmingly melodic five-piece consisting of Reine Fiske (of the acclaimed neo-psych band Dungen), Christoffer Gunrup, Frederik Swahn, Alexis Benson, and celebrated jazz drummer Moussa Fadera. The band is set to embark on an American tour in support of the smoking hot Australian psychedelic band Tame Impala (check out Lonerism, which was released this week, if you haven’t already) in November.

Gentle Stream is an album worth getting exciting about. It takes brass balls to name your band The Amazing, but these Swedes make the decision sound fitting rather than arrogant. Take a listen to the title track below, and you’ll understand what I mean. The song is a hypnotic treasure filled with snaking guitar grooves, thick, humid atmosphere and harmonies worthy of CSNY. “Gentle Stream” kicks off the album, and it instantly throws you into another world. It’s a sound reminiscent of generations ago greats that never grow tiresome like Floyd, Santana, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, but it pulls off the grand achievement of not reeking of nostalgia. Dive headfirst into the title track from Gentle Stream,  and let us know what you think.

Watch for the TST review of Gentle Stream in the coming days, before the album sees its October 23 release via Partisan Records.

Download: The Amazing – “Gentle Stream”

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The Amazing U.S. Tour Dates:

November 5 Mercury Lounge New York, NY

November 7 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*

November 8 Union Transfer  Philadelphia, PA*

November 9 Royale Night Club Boston, MA*

November 10 Webster Hall New York, NY*

November 13 Metro Chicago, IL*

November 15 The Fillmore  San Francisco, CA*

November 17 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA*

*with Tame Impala

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