The Donkeys, a foursome from San Diego, naturally weave the essence of Southern California into their sound. The Donkeys’ latest effort, Ride the Black Wave, captures the warm salt breeze of the coast and the easy rolling of the waves. Much of the album sways with a relaxed pensiveness, and gleams with delicate and dusty instrumentals. The album showcases the band’s heightened mastery of craft, and their seemingly transcendent approach to making music that is both a product and a part of their specific environment.
A mellow ease permeates all of Ride The Black Wave, and The Donkeys navigate the curvature and intricacies of the sonic landscape with their earnest, warm grooves. Ride the Black Wave is saturated with sun and beauty; the album feels and sounds like home.
RIYL: Dr. Dog, Woods, My Morning Jacket, Pure X, Real Estate, Beachwood Sparks
Recommended Tracks: Track #5 “Scissor Me Cigs”, track #3 “Nothing”, track #4 “I Heart Alabama”, track #7 “Ride The Black Wave”, Track #11 “Shines”
Going for Adds 6/9 & 6/10
Label: Easy Sound Recording Company