the byrds

  • jc eight miles highAustralian underground guitar hero Johnny Casino has another album on the launch pad. “High Stone” will be released on Australian label Cheersquad on May 3 .

    An epic, near 10-miniute version of The Byrds' psychedelic masterpiece "Eight Miles High” is a precursor to the album but, given its length, it won’t make it to threvinyl edition.It was recorded in Philadelphia with members of the band St James and The Apostles. 

    The new record was mixed in Spain by American Mike Mariconda, a garage legend in his own right who has worked with the Cosmic Psychos, Powder Monkeys, New Bomb Turks, Jack Oblivion and Holly Golightly. 

    The new album is said to highlight Johnny's huge guitar chops and fine singing songwrting. but features a stronger keyboard presence than usual – a soulful nod to  Memphis greats the Reigning Sound. 

    Formerly of Sydney's beloved '90s high energy rock 'n' rollers Asteroid B-612, Johnny Casino now calls Spain home and regularly plays across Europe and in the US.