Evolfo Premiere New Single/Video "Let Go"

Article Contributed by Northern Spy | Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Evolfo—Brooklyn, NY psych rock septet—today, shared “Let Go”, their third single from Site Out Of Mind, their sophomore album releasing June 18 via Royal Potato Family. "Let Go is my sonic love letter to Shuggie Otis," says Rafferty Swink who took the lead in writing, producing, and singing on this song. "His influence on me is so undeniable.” This song is a mid-tempo groover bathed in the warm sounds of Swink’s vintage Farfisa and featuring the voices of no less than 4 of the members of Evolfo.

The music video that accompanies "Let Go" premiered earlier via Under The Radar and is a contemplative dream which fits the song like a colorful embrace. It is derived from a flip book Swink received as a Christmas present and illustrated himself. He expended a staggering 500 hours and a mountain of colored pencils animating a cosmic journey through the little book's 365 pages before handing it off to the band's close friend Laura Patino to do further editing, using her keen eye and technical know-how to take it into the 4th dimension.

If the Brooklyn-based psych rockers felt pressured to repeat the successes of their 2017 album Last of the Acid Cowboys they certainly didn’t show it. One might think a band that racked up 6 million plus streams on their debut record would try to recreate this by doing more of the same. But Evolfo step confidently forward into fresh sounds and more vivid conceptual subject matter. They have flipped the world of their 2017 debut Last of the Acid Cowboys on its head, departing the earth bound adventures in melting landscapes, rat cities, and desert sojourns for metaphysical territory and the mountains of the mind. “We’re always going to be in a state of flux,” says Gibbs, who formed the group a decade ago, “I consider this to be an exciting, positive thing. We have to embrace our own change.” On their brand new album Site Out of Mind, Evolfo reaches far beyond the confines of genre to create a colorful echo drenched psych rock dream all their own. Adorned with a mind bending cover by visual artist Robert Beatty, the result is a collection of songs that are unexpected, absorbing, and blissfully tripped out.

Partially inspired by concepts pulled from sci-fiction and one group psychedelic drug trip, Site Out of Mind is a thrilling spiral into the depths of the spiritual mind and the afterlife. Lyrically, Gibbs says, it could be interpreted as a continuation of the loose concept that Evolfo’s previous album hinted at. “If the protagonist of that album died at the end of Last of the Acid Cowboys,” says Gibbs, “then this was the protagonist’s internal journey, flipping the landscape, and going through the mountain of their mind in that moment of mortality; perhaps a blurring of brain activity between dying and death, between life and the afterlife.”


1. Give Me Time

2. Strange Lights

3. Zuma Loop

4. Blossom In The Void

5. Drying Out Your Eyes

6. In Time Pt. 1

7. In Time Pt. 2 & 3

8. Let Go

9. Broken Hills

10. Orion’s Belt

11. White Foam