NOW STREAM THIS! Life Coach – Alphawaves

April 18, 2013 in New Release Tuesday, New Video Release, Now Stream This! by rock6847

Life Coach_AlphawavesLife Coach, it’s what every person should have in their life, whether it be another person, themselves or this band. The band, Life Coach, considered to fall into the “prog rock” genre, is a collaboration between Phil Manley on guitar/synth/vocals (formerly of Trans Am and The Fucking Champs) and Jon Theodore on drums/percussion (The Mars Volta, One Day As A Lion). With the release of Alphawaves via Thrill Jockey Records on 4/16/13, they have added Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless and Golden Void), who contributed on lead guitar in several songs. What you should know is that the album was written and performed “live” as one continuous piece of work. As you listen to the entire album, you’ll notice that each track flows into the next with barely any breaks.

The album kicks off with ‘Sunrise,’ a tune that immediately says “Listen to me, I’m worth of your ear,” but the tune that really captured our attention was the title track ‘Alphawaves’. It’s a long track (clocking in at seven minutes), but the guitar riffs, piano are well complimented by the hypnotic beats. I was immediately reminded of the Holy F*ck’s track, ‘Latin America’. The album continues to attract the listener with phuzzy and phat guitar riffs, and at some point, lyrics are indeed incorporated into some of the tunes, see ‘Fireball.’ Life Coach provides you with memories of psychedelic and prog rock bands from the 70’s, and probably should be one of the bands performing at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (next week). The final track, ‘Ohm,’ clocking in at over seven minutes, is another instrumental without lyrics, but continued to keep us interested until the bitter end. Let’s just say that at no point during the album play did I consider skipping a track or turning it off.

Check out the album preview below, then the video for ‘Fireball,’ and if you like it as much as we do, go and buy it here.