Swami Lushbeard is a band that honors rock bands of the 70s and 80s. Their 7-minute masterpiece “End of the World” is their first single released off their upcoming EP and starts with an intense, dynamic, electrifying guitar solo that brings to mind the great guitarists of the past decade such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Buckethead, and Joe Satriani. “End of the World” is both an actual and metaphorical tribute to their late friend and main keyboardist Danny Kopel, using his contribution to the song -supplying the first line of the chorus hook- to fully stress his role in the creation of this ethereal track, one that combines the perfect lyrics to describe an impenetrable tomorrow that uses hope to hang by a thread. The drums are grinding their way through the alt-rock scene while the guitar and bass riffs mesh together to transform through an emblematic eulogy not only to a lost friend and companion but to a world surviving one catastrophe after the other.
A staple of the LA-music scene, Swami Lushbeard is anything but ordinary. Driving us through 7 minutes of synchronized chaos, “End of the World” is not the swan song of the 2020s but the anthem for cars driving through the night, waiting for the right spot to pull over, chill, and listen to some good rock music.

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Jaylan Salah



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