With every subsequent play, “Maze” has grown into one of my favorite psychedelic joys of the year. I’ve been trying to get my ahead around to find the appropriate words to do it justice, but it seems as they all have been used up describing countless similar but lesser brilliant songs. Words like “hazy”, “dreamy”, “soothing” comes to mind, but rarely are these traits so brilliantly manifested as by Young Hunting’s tender melodic melancholia. With small wistful nuances of dreamy nostalgia, “Maze” is psychedelic folk of the highest possible order. Luckily, the LA quintets just finished recording their full-length debut, and if we get a couple of more songs like “Maze”, than get prepared for one hell of a debut.
Hazel is out via Gold Robot Records on June 11th. Pre-order your copy here.