Phish just debuted their brand new album, Sigma Oasis, for a free livestream listening party for fans stuck at home. It was announced last night during their second Dinner And A Movie free livestream.
Here’s what the album consists of:
- Sigma Oasis
- Everything’s Right
- Evening Song
- A Life Beyond the Dream
Tune in below for the album stream that the fans heard live starting at 9pm ET.
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“Sigma Oasis” kicks off the LP. The livestream is running a set of photos from the recording sessions, no doubt captured by Rene Huemer. Page’s synths coming in loud and bright, and the song is a well-produced rocker. Great sound on this one.
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“Leaves” is up next, which kinda reminds me of a Beatles song or something. The vocal deliveries bounce off different members of the band back and forth, and there’s even a string section which comes in at just the right time to give an epic crescendo. The ending is incredible. Wow.
“Everything’s Right” gets track #3 on the album and it looks like it’ll have a chance to stretch a little bit. Trey gets extra on the vocals at the end of the song, but they immediately dive into a perfect Type I jam that often accompanies the song.
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“Mercury” has a wildly polished finish here that really benefits the song. It immediately feels a million times more danceable.
“Shade” is a deep production, complete with strings. Incredible version.
“Evening Song” up next with Fishman up in the mix before the chorus brings in and puts vocals and strings up front.
“Steam” gets a swampy funk vibe and some background vocals from what sounded like Jennifer Hartswick and Celisse Henderson who were in Trey’s Ghosts of the Forest project.
“A Life Beyond the Dream” and “Thread” closed the album, a one-two punch of heartfelt gospel and a new contender for the “Split Open and Melt” set closer replacement. Incredible work.
The album is available everywhere on April 2nd.