PREMIERE: Deluka - Stranger Than Fiction
We’re not much for conflation, for hyperbole, for overreaction and all that, but have you heard this new Deluka jam? ‘Cause it sorta sounds like Cream. Cream, you whippersnappers! The sixties group that gave us Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton? My dad’s favorite band and a primer for anyone interested in rock or guitars or burning-down-the-house bridges, wheedling riffs, satin vocals as clear and as crystallized and as meaningful to history as a Paleozoic gnat preserved in amber? Can you hear it in first thirty seconds of smoke, or in the war-torn lyrics, or in the driving beat, all burnished psychedelia and throwback purple gyroscopes? We said we weren’t going to go overboard. But if you don’t download “Stranger Than Fiction,” watch out for Deluka's forthcoming EP (produced by Dan The Automator) and learn about Cream for the rest of the day, we are going to throw our computers out the window, no joke.