A junkyard band with a heart of dirt, smoke, and wires, Seattle’s The Curious Mystery channels slow-burn psych and garage experimentalism. Cool night air, Captain Beefheart, late night crawlers, native fowl, dinner, all over me, river blindness – these are some of the things the Mysterians bide their time thinking about.  Formed by Shana Cleveland (heartbreaker, incredible visual artist) and Nic Gonzalez (forger of his own instruments, guitar savant) in 2006, The Curious Mystery have traveled many roads together (including amazing tours and releases) and seen many incarnations (Brett Lyman, Karl Blau among others).  Their final 7″, “Be Still” (KDR003) was recorded in Dub Narcotic Studio with Calvin Johnson, and features with Marian Li Pino on drums (golden) and Johnny Goss on accompanying bass (ticket).  The tracks have been remastered for digital release, and hit the streets January 22nd, 2013.


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Stitching together 60′s-styled psychedlia with smoky garage guitars, Eastern drones, and dynamic, post-soul experimentation; a new gospel. From The Curious Mystery’s full length album, We Creeling [KLP225]

The Curious Mystery' - Night Ride Reeling


From The Curious Mystery”s full length album, Rotting Slowly [KLP206], which blends ’60s-style psychedelia with American country-blues and garage experimentalism.

The Curious Mystery' - When You Are Mine