You might know LA musician Alexander Brettin from his time in Salvia Plath (fka Run DMT) or his contributions to Ariel Pink’s Pom Pom. He also makes music on his own as Mild High Club which isn’t too far away from the hazy, waterlogged psych-pop sounds of Ariel Pink, Connan Mockasin or Part Time.
His debut album, Timeline, will be out September 18 via new Stones Throw’ new imprint label, Circle Star Records. He’s toured with Wire, Mac DeMarco, Mikal Cronin, and Ariel Pink. The shaggy-haired Los Angeles transplant’s debut album, Timeline, will be released through a new offshoot of Stones Throw Records, Circle Star Records.
While making the album, Brettin collaborated with Ariel Pink, and Pink’s influence is evident on Mild High Club’s first psychedelic single, “Undeniable.” It feels like a lost ’60s tune, each note sustained with a twirl of vibrato creating an elongated nonchalant West Coast vibe.
Perhaps it’s the electronic organ, but the song has a pleasant, almost childlike simplicity. “Undeniable” manages to be upbeat despite its slow tempo. It’s sweet, in all senses of the word.
Mild High Club
Friday, 30 October 2015 | 20:00 CET
Acud Macht Neu! | Veteranenstr. 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte