The Third Mind, an improvisational music collective dedicated to experimenting with new, unorthodox, and unrehearsed sounds while paying tribute to groundbreaking artists like Michael Bloomfield and Fred Neil, share the second single and official video for “Groovin’ Is Easy” from their forthcoming album, “The Third Mind 2” out October 27, 2023 via Yep Roc Records.
Watch the official music video for the track “Groovin’ Is Easy” through the YouTube player below:
The band will make their live debut performance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco’s legendary Golden Gate Park September 29-October 1. Using their decades of experience as bandleaders and side-persons, playing both traditional and non-traditional music, The Third Mind combines Folk Rock, Blues, Jazz, Post-Punk, and freeform psychedelia into their own dark, moody yet also hopeful and beautiful sonic landscapes.
The brainchild of GRAMMY award-winning guitarist Dave Alvin and veteran alternative music bassist Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom, Eyelids), The Third Mind also features guitarist David Immerglück (Counting Crows, Monks of Doom, Camper Van Beethoven), drummer Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson, Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and vocalist Jesse Sykes from her critically acclaimed group, Jesse Sykes and The Sweeter Hereafter.
The six-song set, which runs the length of three LP sides, features an original composition, “Tall Grass,” written by Jesse Sykes and Dave Alvin for the album along with other material that reflects the band members varied musical histories from a storied time, including, “Groovin’ is Easy,” “Why Not Your Baby,” “Sally Go Round The Roses,” among others. With a “no safety parachute” recording approach, the band used free-form studio techniques inspired by Miles Davis and showcased on their debut with no rehearsals, no preconceived arrangements, and recording spontaneous group improvisations live in studio. Available for Pre-Order on CD, Digital and LP formats, the fourth LP side features The Third Mind Mandala etching by Tony Fitzpatrick.
The band previously shared “Tall Grass,” the first single and video from the album; watch/share here. Of the song, Jesse Sykes offers, “‘Tall Grass’ sets out to celebrate the spirit or psyche of place, where the external and internal worlds meet. It’s a midnight serenade, a love song and a bit of a eulogy to the land itself.”
Produced by The Third Mind, the album was recorded by Will Golden at Sir Tiger Studio in Los Angeles, CA, mixed by Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Court Studios in Los Angeles, and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering.
- Groovin’ Is Easy
- Why Not Your Baby
- In My Own Dream
- Tall Grass
- Sally Go Round The Roses
- A Little Bit Of Rain
Features The Third Mind Mandala etching by Tony Fitzpatrick