Sun Araw – Beach Head LP



Sun, surf, and self-hypnosis: all the core particles for a Pacific dream-day/daydream. And Beach Head is the soundtrack, in case you were wondering. Hot on the heels of May’s coconut-dub Boat Trip EP comes Magic Lantern-bearer Cameron Stallones’ latest loner luau under the Sun Araw umbrella, and it’s an equatorial escape of the high-est order. Unlike his NNF debut, The Phynx, Beach Head drops the drones and cosmic distortion in favor of slippery banana peel smoke stacks, undulating tropical hallucinations, and crystal/coastal moods. Waves, rare birds, and swaying palms cameo in the background. Across the LP’s four snaky rhythm reveries Stallones maps a loose, blissed chillpad of voice, island bass-lines, and shimmering sunset grooves. Fans of Ducktails, imaginary Jimmy Buffet demos, and long walks on the beach will sleep easy on this grass mat. Black vinyl LPs in matte jackets, plus a pro-printed 11×11 insert, with artwork by head beacher C. Stallones.