Press Review Prayer for Animals (Swell preview) Ashley Cass, SKY SAW The four-track album is a preview of Prayer for An... The four-track album is a preview of Prayer for Animal's upcoming summer release Swell. Hailing from Mansfield, Texas (with the exception of the drummer) the band is now based in Austin and consists of Brent Sluder on electric piano/organ and vocals, Jeremy Jenkins on bass, Ryan Gitman on drums, John Pitts on guitar and slide guitar and Adam Brisbin on guitar and vocals. Both Brisbin and Pitts split lead guitar duties while Brisbin and Sluder split vocal duties. The first track "Recollection," contains a psychedelic Doors-y, Thirteenth Floor Elevators element permeated with vintage guitar tones. "Neutral Bees," a melodic fusion of rock, blues, captivating vocals and poetic prose--- "Neutral Bees don't sting unless they eat, heaven found a reason yet to sting," is the probably the grooviest track of the album. The experimental guitar riff featured in the track compliments Sluder's whiskey soaked vocals suitably and creates a 1970's feel. The concluding track, "Brains," begins slowly with a soft tambourine jiggling, slide guitar picking and progresses into an explosion of psychedelic rock. This short preview sells elevated expectations of the full-length album which is set to release this summer- embracing a cool late 1960's-early 1970's epoch and being a perfect choice to put on at chill get together.