Justin R Cruz Gallego of Seattle punk band Dreamdecay has shared his latest single as a solo artist under the moniker J.R.C.G., following his debut single “Holy Hope.” “Rainbow,” the second single from his forthcoming debut album Ajo Sunshine moves way beyond the work of his old band, venturing into the intensive territory of experimental, psychedelic, and spiritual music.
Earning praise from outlets such as Brooklyn Vegan and Post-Trash, “Rainbow” is a wild mess of distortion, noise, and eclectic sounds. It blends acoustic and electric instruments into one gigantic impenetrable wall of sound that constantly evades the listener’s grasp. With a hypnotic, droning pulse, the song grows and collapses from moments of extreme chaos into woozy tranquil peace, only to swing suddenly back the other way again. Although the song has lyrics, they are nearly impossible to make out, sounding more like another instrument merely contributing to the forceful sound.
Despite all of the chaos, the song has undeniable melodic instincts. When it first breaks into the second section of harsh noise, there is an unmistakable melodic edge, almost strong enough to sing, although there is no words.
Ajo Sunshine is set for release on Castle Face Records on November 19.
J.R.C.G. will go on a short west coast tour to support the album, with his Dreamdecay music group members as his backing band. The tour will span the first two weeks of November, including a record release show at The Echo in Los Angeles on November 6.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
11/4 Reno – Holland Project
11/5 Oakland – Elbo Room
11/6 Los Angeles – The Echo (*Record Release Show*)
11/8 Phoenix – The Nile (Basement)
11/ 11 Portland – Bunk Bar w/ The Body
11/12 Seattle – The Clockout
11/14 Victoria, BC – Quadratic Sound