In January 2015 Roberston Thacher (Oneida, People of the North) and Clara Latham (Starring, the Fancy) wound up living a few miles apart in Roslindale, Massachusetts. Such serendipity indicates divine intervention. They began meeting weekly in the basement studio that is Roslindale Sound, where a New Pope beckoned Thacher and Latham closer to beatification.
MEET THE NEW POPE is the product of a number of open ended sessions where Latham and Thacher were joined by Michael Gallope and Jordyn Bonds, and recorded by Liam Beaudoin in Roslindale Sound in August 2015, a week during which history stopped and they were able to focus for a second.
released August 11, 2017
Robertson Thacher: Yamaha YC-30 organ, Realistic MG-1 synth, Rhythm Ace.
Michael Gallope: Ace Tone Top-8 organ, Casiotone, pocket piano
Clara Latham: Guild Starfire, vocals through Electroharmonix #1 echo
Jordyn Bonds: Drums
Recording: Liam Beaudoin
Mixing: Matt Mehlan
Cover photo: Lindsay Metivier
supported by 5 fans who also own “Meet The New Pope”
This compilation has gotten me into a lot of great bands via some amazing taylormade tracks. A wonderful collection of a lot of different psych sounds. I'd recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the genre or someone want's a reference release to get a broad picture of it. 10/10 Thomas Shand