Texas, by way of Louisiana, artist Ben Millburn has released a handful of EPs over the years. But he’s never taken a stab at a full scale LP, until now. The psychedelic rocker will be releasing Sunglass Moustache on the 21st of September. The first taste we get of Sunglass Moustache is this wonderful video for “Call Me King.”
Sunglass Moustache is also the name of the musicians and artists in his band and on his team. The band made the record in and around Austin, Texas at Church House (Robert Plant, Eddie Vedder, Black Angels) and Good Danny’s (Okkervil River, White Denim) studios. Says Millburn about the sessions, “We recorded the majority of the record live, vocals and all, about a week after we got back from a tour of the South. We recorded eight songs in two days. The rest of the record comes from studio improvisations and a song or two from my eight track.”
The album’s lyrical themes range from ego and indignation to acceptance and power. It moves from abstract addresses from the throne to reflections on guns in his native Southern Louisiana. “I think it is informed by the future, looking at the present, and planning for the past, continues Millburn.” Coupled with the record will be eleven music videos, one for each song. Each video written and directed by Millburn and acted, edited, and shot by different members of Sunglass Moustache. Thus far, we’ve only heard this addictive new single. But with song titles like “Mr. Taco” and “Mr. Tuxedo”, he’s got our curiosities piqued.
Ben “The King” Millburn is set to hit the road with Sunglass Moustache on a number of dates, beginning this September. No word, as of yet, whether he’ll bringing his talents across the pond.