Jason Simon, best known for his work as the guitarist and singer for the seminal heavy psych band Dead Meadow, releases his new solo record Familiar Haunts. On Familiar Haunts Jason takes his love of the haunting Appalachian banjo playing of Dock Boggs and old time Americano Folk music to create a heady mix where wheezing organs come up against Maestro like drum machines and delivers on the weirdness inherent in old folk/country and blues tunes. All the various strains of Cosmic Psychedelia run through the grooves here as you can find as you dip into the opening cut "The People Dance, The People Sing" where a twanging droning raga like banjo glides into wild tangles of heavy swirling clouds of psych bliss. These tracks drift from the heady to the ethereal to churning and heavy deserty dirges as Jason Simon emerges from the eerie haze. Masterfully backed by the exquisite musical stylings of Scott Seltzer, Jon Randono, and James Acton.