BUTTERSCOTCH CATHEDRAL, THE: Self-titled: LP

“Won’t you come inside the Butterscotch Cathedral / You can fly.” So begins a pseudo-concept album from the mind of Matt Rendon, the principle songwriter for long-standing Tucson psych band The Resonars. The Resonars have languished in the desert sun for years, amassing an arsenal of vintage equipment. The Butterscotch Cathedral is a graduation from the pop-psych of the Resonars. With heavy distortion and Hollies-inspired vocal harmonies rising from the blacktop, the album creates a haunting meringue. The album sandwiches two eighteen-minute songs around a two-minute offering called “Heavy Sun.” Heavy fuzz riffs underlined by clannish drumming and ethereal vocal harmonies make a modern psych classic. 

 –Billups Allen (Trouble In Mind)