Last year 'Spective Audio
founder Nicholas Zettel introduced me to Atlanta pop-psych group the N.E.C.
, which he included on the Chicago vs. Atlanta psych-band compilation Vital Sound I
. One highlight from the band's 2011 sophomore album, Pineapple
, is the dreamy "Creatures Flaming," which glides gently along, its airy, reverb-soaked melody drizzled with faint guitar screeches.
You can stream the N.E.C.'s back catalog on their website and nab their 2010 B sides compilation for free at Bandcamp.