The Bang’s Derek See recently took a momentary break from classic 1960s soul and recorded a solo EP, She Came This Way, an exploration into the psychedelic rock sounds of the mid to late 60s.
“While I love many different types of music, I essentially live for the sounds of 1963-1971,” See told us. “I guess stylistically if I were to analyze what I do best at on my own, it’s the distillation of the whole West Coast folk-rock sound by way of British rock and psychedelia.”
See recorded every instrument and all the vocals himself, except the drums, which were played by the Bang’s drummer Richard Gutierrez. See, who also created a blog to share his passion for music, Derek’s Daily 45s, felt inspired to record these new songs after spending some time with a musician friend.
“I spend so much time writing about music and sharing that it was high time that I started focusing on getting some of the ideas that float through my head onto a finished song,” See says. “I started relentlessly singing ideas into my voice memo recorded on the phone and among the sketches these songs came about.”
Psychedelphonic Records will releasing a 7″ single of the title cut “She Came This Way” with “McQueen (Slight Return)” as the B-side track.
Stream or purchase the EP on Derek See’s Bandcamp page.