Seattle progressive rock revival group Gypsy Temple just came out with their debut single titled, “Pick a Number.” These kids are ready to rage. After ample gigging around the city and backing Parisalexa as her live band, you may already know their name. You may have also seen them perform with Laza when she was still under the moniker “Misundvrstood” at Upstream this year. Now it’s their time to get the full spotlight.
Gypsy Temple began when lead singer and guitarist Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones (now 21) was ten-years-old and asked his two friends to rock out. According to him, the rest is history. Now working with award-winning producer, Phillip Peterson, the young alt-rock outfit is readying to release their full-length, King Youngblood, in early 2019.
For now enjoy the first offering from Gypsy Temple below and vibe out to a cello-fueled rock ballad.
The song comes in on some early-Weezer vibes with little guitar licks and some classic distorted chords over driving drums in 6/8. Listening closer you can hear light piano in the backround as well as strings amplifying the energy before each chorus. Amidst singer Lavi-Jones’ warm baritone croonings the song takes pleasant instrumental breaks reminiscent of old prog-rock. Seattle is seeing a resurgence of rock and live instrumentation in the younger generation and I’m in full support.
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