These Oklahoma boys got plenty of Flaming Lips comparisons for their debut, So Gone, and not just for sharing a zip code. Founder Josh Jones sings in a high Wayne Coyne register, and then there’s the tangible weirdness factor that must come from being a long-haired freak in Toby Keith’s home state.
While So Gone was the product of Jones’s personal ambition, the home recordings of guy who spent his youth at Lips and Chainsaw Kittens shows, The Evening Descends shows the Evangelicals flourishing as a full-on band. Kyle Davis and Austin Stephens contribute significantly to the dense construction of psych-pop stomps like standout Skeleton Man or the floating Spiritualized haze of How Do You Sleep? However very wrong it may feel to say, you need to listen to the Evangelicals.