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First Spin: Reigning Sound’s Psychedelic New Cut ‘Shaw’

Latest from garage-rock institution's new 'Abdication' EP

picture-18149-1379434580By: David Bevan // October 31, 2011

Over the past two decades, Reigning Sound leader and Memphis garage-punk landmark Greg Cartwright has been a driving force behind teeth-gnashing outfits like Oblivians and Compulsive Gamblers, as well as a mentor to the late Jay Reatard. Now based in Asheville, North Carolina, Cartwright’s catalog only continues to grow: Tomorrow, his Reigning Sound is set to uncage Abdication, a new eight-song EP due out from SCION A/V. Check out the psychedelic soul of “Shaw”: