After Hours - The Sufis

from the album After Hours (2018)

I first stumbled across The Sufis during the summer of 2013.  I instantly fell for the craftsmanship in their low-fi, psychedelic stylings.  I also dug the fact that they were from Nashville; a city one does not typically associate with psychedelia.

I thought they were gonna be the next big deal.  They even made list of The 25 Songs I Digged Most In 2013.

But then they fell off my radar and - over time - became lost in some dusty alcove of my hard drive.

Then, a few days ago, I went to the Burger Records website and WHAM there it was, a banner ad announcing a brand new album by The Sufis.  It made my day.

For those who don't know - I adore Burger Records.  Their ever evolving stable of artists represent the best in low-fi music that matters (to me).  No big label nonsense, just talented people making their way in this world.  It also doesn't hurt that they have been known to read this blog and gave me a sweet swag bag at SXSW a few years ago!

Anyhow, The Sufis and Burger Records feels like the perfect marriage.  I'm pulling for them both.

The new record is comprised of a dozen, or so, short songs.  In fact, most of them run under two-and-a-half minutes.  I really dig a bunch of them, but settled on the opening track, After Hours, to write about.

I am drawn to the song's tale of telling yourself that you don't want to hook-up for a one night stand, and then - OOPS - you find yourself hooking-up.

Just want to make it home alive
Don't want to get mixed up with any creatures of the night
But after hours, it's alright
Anything could happen in The Paradise.

Kind of makes me want to check out The Paradise.

The song also sports a cool laid back and groovy vibe with a synthesizer track that makes me smile.

Hope you dig it.

Click Here to listen to the song After Hours by The Sufis.

Click Here to read my August 2013 blog post on No Expression by The Sufis.

Click Here to see The 25 Songs I Digged Most In 2013.  It includes The Sufis !!!

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