Elektric Mistress is the kind of band you turn up on a long road trip cruising across the country in a convertible, with smoke billowing behind you. They have a new EP coming out “Chapter 99”, which channels the sludgy groovy vibes of bands past such as Black Sabbath, especially on the upcoming single “Radio”. The band comments on the single:
“We think any fans who enjoyed the first EP will enjoy our latest release. With the addition of Jason, we have a new layer of sound for fans to experience. ”Radio” is about how music or a song brings back memories of past relationships. It has our most Black Sabbath type riffs, for sure. Riley came up with the main riff on this one.”
Since the last EP, they have added a new guitarist Jason Cantfell, who is the twin brother of current guitarist Kyle Cantfell. The duo leans into their “Twinchronicity”, with mesmerizingly coordinated harmonies, and bolsters their sound with the addition of equipment including an impressive array of guitar pedals, mini megaphones, and synthesizers.
Appealing to the audio nerds out there, the tracks on “Chapter 99” were shoved through the super-rare CLASP system (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processing) at Fang Recordings to capitalize on that old recording sound. They crushed the hell out of that tape to add a unique dimension to their psychedelic sound.
Elektric Mistress recorded all the songs on their own, and cite that it was definitely a learning experience creating this album but they appreciate the ability to have more control over their groovy and technical licks. They are constantly writing new stuff so those impressed by “Chapter 99” can look forward to a bunch of new tunes in the future.
Elektric Mistress presents their sludge/stoner vibes, in classic drop D tuning and are working in Zeppelin-esque grooves lately as well, which will be presented on the next album. They are recommended for fans of Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, and Kyuss.
Relive the past through “Radio” via its premiere on TheObelisk HERE.
The full EP “Chapter 99” is being released on June 17, 2022.
The full album is being released on June 17, 2022.
EP pre-order – https://elektricmistress.bandcamp.com
Digital pre-save – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/elektricmistress/chapter-99
1. Magic Dust – 4:06
2. Radio – 5:38
3. Cocaine Johnny – 4:24
4. Chapter 99 – 5:47
EP Length: 19:56
EP Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: Elektric Mistress
• All songs written by: Elektric Mistress
• Produced by: Elektric Mistress
• Mixed by: Alex Burris at Fang Recordings, Dartmouth, NS
• Mastered by: Alex Burris at Fang Recordings, Dartmouth, NS
• EP Artwork by: Ricardo Arreola
• Member of SOCAN
• Canadian Content (MAPL)
EP and Live Band Line Up:
Kyle Cantfell – Guitar
Jason Cantfell – Guitar
Kieran Richardson – Bass
Maxwell Poole: Vox
Riley MacDonald – Keyboards
Valencia Canales: Drums
Channeling the energy of inspirations such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Pink Floyd, Halifax, Canada Elecktic Mistress is all about the groove with their face-punching psychedelic stoner rock firmly rooted in what has come before, but also pushing towards what is ahead. If you’re looking for a true retro psychedelic synth-rock experience with a progressive edge, Elektric Mistress is here to deliver! Take a deep breath and ride the wave through a hypnotic haze of electric highs and sedated tones to take you back in time and return again.
Comprised of guitarists Kyle Cantfell (Guitar) and Jason Cantfell, bassist Kieran Richardson, vocalist Maxwell Poole, keyboardist, Riley MacDonald and drummer Valencia Canales , Elektric Mistress began their journey through oblivion in 2018, making noise on the Canadian East coast scene, which included performing on the area’s largest event, the Maritime Metal and Hard Rock Festival during the same year of their conception.
The band released their first debut in 2019 with their self-titled EP showcasing their unique soundscape of stoner rock ignited with crunchy, groovy guitar riffs, bombastic drums, dirty keys, and choice bass licks plus loud and raspy vocals. Now in 2022, the band returns with their follow-up and sophomore EP “Chapter 99” for release in June 2022.
The band adds: “Friends, this EP has been a long time coming. As a lot of other bands experienced at the beginning of the pandemic, not being able to gather as a full band or find open studio space kind of made making music difficult. So we decided to do it mostly by ourselves, at a distance. With some help, we got it done. We’re stoked to finally present it for streaming everywhere. We hope it’s worth a listen or three. We think we’ve been steady on the course as far as evolution goes for this next release. However, now that guitarist Jason Cantfell has joined the band, we’ve been doing a lot more guitar harmonies and stuff we couldn’t do before; the end part in Cocaine Johnny is a good example of that. Definitely expect more of that in the future.”
“Chapter 99” is due out on June 17, 2022 and will be available on all digital platforms.