On 22 January 2021 Farmer Dave Scher releases the debut album with his new band ‘Farmer Dave & The Wizards of The West’. The eponymously titled album is Farmer Dave’s first LP for 10 years. Today XS Noize is pleased to premiere the video for the track ‘Cave Walls.’
Some musicians leave elusive, magical trails you can only see from space. Some musicians have a ghostly eminence on too many of your favourite records to call it a coincidence. Some musicians play pedal steel-like Weldon Myrick in a psychedelic church at the bottom of the ocean. Some musicians can write a song to heal the sick, give succour to the lost and the lonely…
Only Farmer Dave does them all.
His magical, song-craft, multi-instrumental trail has crossed paths with Beachwood Sparks, Will Oldham, Kurt Vile, The Skiffle Players, Chris Robinson, Elvis Costello, Interpol, Jenny Lewis, Animal Collective and as one half of All Night Radio, some would say one of the greatest albums of all time.
Watch the video for ‘Cave Walls’ – BELOW:
He also makes Farmer Dave’s Roasted Hot Nuts.
To us, from afar, he sits like a gentle, industrious Buddha, floating above a West Coast scene where music and love still rise from the soil and surf. If we sound biased, it’s because we adore him. And it is our joy to present his latest collection as Farmer Dave & The Wizards Of The West.
In parts raw, psychedelic, UK sonic guitar meets the spiritual jazz of Sun Ra. Pharoah Sanders by way of MBV. In other parts, a minty fresh LA Noir from the fertile bones of classic LA rock – The Doors, Janes Addiction. The album captures a live set featuring guitarist ‘Alvin Piranhas’ (Ben Knight) and always carried by Farmer Dave’s warm, vulnerable, heartstring-plucking voice.
Farmer Dave’s music is the actual song of the Siren. Tie yourself to the mast and drift west with he.