Fall Asleep When Awaking
'Huntington Beach quartet Lazy Preacher imbue rock with a no-worries amble that evokes patchouli and artfully crafted bongs. But ditch any negative connotations you have regarding hippie music because these dudes write songs that ooze a sweet wistfulness, like orange marmalade spreading on whole wheat bread and without the smile-on-your-brother cloyingness. Their third and latest disc, Fall Asleep When Awaking, even contains a winning country rock cover of the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant." The bulk of the album recalls the Grateful Dead's more stripped-down, less-bombastic moments and Beachwood Sparks' melting-euphoria melodicism.' -OC WEEKLY.