“night prancing” is potentially a soundtrack to an “unrealized film script” chronicling the adventures of a late-1950s surfer gang (the “Night Prancers”) in the sleepy coastal hamlet of Seaview, Washington.
The vibe of “Night Prancing” is one of moonlit Pacific Northwest DUNE PRANCING.
“Come ‘Night Prancing’ with the Shrouded Strangers.”
“teleport beach” lp (2015, burger / sauce)
a couple years after being “lost forever,” the strangers now find themselves stranded on “teleport beach.”
things get all “lord of the flies-y” quickly: 36-or-so minutes of deep-space lunacy, interstellar dude-choirs, and extreme guitar cubism. an infrared travelogue of their bumbling (mis)adventures!
“lost forever” lp (2013, trade root / izniz)
psych-singalongs, guitar cubism collages, Casio freak-outs, and childhood hallucinations with appalachian jazz flourishes.
dubbed by some as the “best psych-rock album” of the of its respective year which isn’t entirely insignificant.
live! in bedlam towers! ep (2008, sauce / trade root)
an unforgettable snapshot from an incomparable moment in time finds the strangers…
…”live! in bedlam towers!”
listen to it here.
yes, we are the shrouded strangers lp (1999, sauce / frozen foods)
a loosely-scripted quasi-concept album about nature vs. technology or something, which, in retrospect was pretty forward-looking, as the internet was just getting started at that time.
check out a selected jam, entitled “walter whitman industrial complex.”