Twittering birds open Nectar Fields, and it's clear that these songs have the warm fuzzy mojo of a good summer morning. Dolores are a four piece self-described psych-rock group from Madison, Wisconsin.
Measured beats and head-bobbing chords pace out "Hustle." The band flexes it's syncopated funk muscles on tracks like "Minute or Two" and "Fight Fire with Fire."
There's a seventies feel to these songs. With liquid guitar play and b3 organs, the sound walks the line between sunny pop and funky jam band. As horn solos and group vocals come in, you can't help but compare "Fight Fire with Fire" to CAKE, and that's a good thing.
You might expect the instrumental effects-laden final track, but just before the band indulges, the folky, soft rock of "Philly's Got a Plan" prove that this group has dimension. The band has an upcoming EP, Peach Fuzz in the works for 2015, and we'll be sure to check it out.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Ethereal, funky chill-out rock which is sunny, not spooky.
Genre: Pop Funk, Psych Rock
Sounds Like: The Grateful Dead collaborates with CAKE to cover The Meters
You can buy the album at their bandcamp page.
You can spy on Dolores at http://doloresband.com/
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