REVERBERATIONS, THE - Milder Higher/Sunshine
Sello: Hypnotic Bridge
Reverberations began crafting their authentic sounds in 2015. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Dave Berkham (formerly of The Cry!), who met rhythm guitarist John Jenne (ex-Sundaze and White Swans) and drummer/percussionist Ian Bixby (ex-Go Fever and Errata Note) while playing in a '60s cover band, the group subsequently added Cameron Mazzia (Dave's former bandmate in The Midnight Callers) on bass and Bob Fountain on keys to form The Reverberations. Inspired by a fictional psychedelic experience (with all the exciting highs and mellow lows), 'Milder Higher' marks a new, more complex direction in The Reverberations' sound. With interesting time changes, Leslie vocals and a reversed lead fuzz guitar, the song evokes bands as diverse as The Beatles and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
Like the A-side, 'Sunshine' was recorded in early 2019 by the legendary Matt Rendon at Midtown Island Studios in Tucson and recorded to 8-track tape for a classic approach and feeling, with backing vocals done as three-part harmonies around a single microphone. The recent addition of keyboards to The Reverberations' lineup brings an essential psychedelic element to the song, and the band.
A Milder Higher