Psychedelic Indie Folk Pop. - Getaway Dogs: Only in Retrospect
posted 09 Oct 2019 by Krister Axel
A beautiful, acoustic moment spent cozying up to the peaceful essence of life.

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Only In Retrospect is the lead single from the Getaway Dogs release 'Belong,' and it featured flavors of psychedelic dream-surf and a folk-style acoustic guitar. To convey the concept of time as nonlinear it begins with the hum of an analog delay, while a shaker and cross-stick percussion builds into a full kit, only to recede again into self-reflection.

Breathy vocals, casual lyricism, and a sense of stillness come together to inform this even-handed groove that feels like pendulum, swinging back and forth. The added elements of delicately-placed melody and oscillating effect only add to the drug-like sense of comfort. Only in Retrospect, the latest from Getaway Dogs, is a beautiful, acoustic moment spent cozying up to the peaceful essence of life. We'd love to see them on tour with fellow left-coasters Burning Pictures.

all will distill and dilute
into its eternal essence

Getaway Dogs is a psych-folk band from Santa Cruz, CA. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist