The Essex Green–The Late Great Cassiopia

Residing in the gentle nexus of 60s folk and psychedelia, The Essex Green produced some of the most criminally underrated music of the naughts.  Taking influence from acts like The Sandpipers and Fairport Convention, they made faithful, brilliantly crafted stuff that gently updated the form without losing the inherent traditions.  The Late Great Cassiopia is about as wild as they get, with classic group singing, surf rock guitar and backing organ.  It almost sounds like it could have come straight out of ’65 California.  Almost, but not quite, which is the subtle genius of the band.

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