by Dave Segal
on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM
(Nectar) Perhaps best known as ancient blues legend T-Model Ford's backing band, GravelRoad released an album earlier this year on upstart Seattle indie Knick Knack Records called Psychedelta. The title encapsulates GravelRoad's aesthetic—a rough mix of denim-clad, moonshiney psychedelia and filthy Mississippi-bred blues. These seasoned road hounds don't get too far out—they are a roots band, deep down—but they spike the rotgut with enough ellis dee to keep proceedings interesting. Ultimately, though, if the music were as freaky as the cover art for Psychedelta, we'd be transported to a much higher state of consciousness. Maybe these guys will pull a Grateful Dead and blow their recorded selves way the hell out into the cosmos.