Octave Records releases Nightmares CDs by country-Americana-rock band Gasoline Lollipops


Press release | Octave Records has released Nightmares by country-Americana-rock band Gasoline Lollipops, a record that weaves roots music influences, intimate confessional songwriting and the raw power of rock and roll into a deeply moving album. Front man and singer/guitarist Clay Rose was raised by an outlaw truck-driving father and a country songwriting mom in rural Nashville, Tennessee, and he’s complemented by a sympatico band – Gasoline Lollipops – “we’re sweet, yet explosive,” notes Rose – are two-time winners of a Best Colorado Band award and have toured throughout the US and internationally.
Nightmares features three new songs and seven GasPops favorites, rearranged to showcase the acoustic-based, intimate yet spacious listening experience offered by the extraordinary sound quality of Octave’s Pure DSD high-resolution recording process.
Clay Rose is joined by Don Ambory (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin), Scott Coulter (keyboards, harmonica), “Bad” Brad Morse (bass), and Kevin Matthews (drums, percussion) in Gasoline Lollipops, with guest backup singers Carly Ricks Smith, Giselle Collazo and Kate Farmer. Nightmares was recorded and mixed at Animal Lane Studios in Lyons, Colorado by Jay Elliott, with Giselle Collazo assisting, and mastered by Gus Skinas.
Nightmares was created using Octave Records’ Pure DSD process and the Sonoma multi-track DSD recording system. It features Octave’s premium gold disc formulation, and the disc is playable on any SACD, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray player. Nightmares also has a high-resolution DSD layer that is accessible by using any SACD player, a PS Audio SACD transport, or by copying the DSD tracks on the included DVD data discs. In addition, the master DSD and PCM files are available for purchase and download, including DSD64, DSDDirect Mastered 192kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit and 44.1kHz/16-bit PCM, along with 24-karat gold CDs at standard resolution. SRP 19-29 USD, depending on format. These CDs have been cut directly off the DSD master using BitPerfect’s state-of-the-art Zephiir filter.
The title track was inspired by the events of the summer of 2020. "The song was just the most honest thing I could say at the time" – notes Rose – “I was trying to find a way to say something of comfort to my family. It doesn’t really provide any solution other than, let’s just hold onto each other”.
The songs range from the rollicking train beat of Smoke and Steam to the meditative, piano-based Hard Days. Jesus Ain’t Dead sounds like a timeless country classic, combining profound observations with wry humor. Nightmares is filled with vintage sounds, like the piano and mandolin soloing of Don Ambory and Scott Coulter on Midnight Dance, blazing Telecaster electric guitar work, classic Hammond organ sounds, and even a guitar through a Leslie rotating speaker cabinet. At times, Rose chose different microphones for separate sections of a single song, to best capture the tone and mood of what he wanted to say.

Clay Rose’s deep, expressive voice conveys the songs with time-worm emotion. As he notes, “My dad was a truck driver and an avid music lover. From the time I was four years old, I’d ride coast to coast with him. He taught me how to listen to music, with your whole self, your heart, your body, mind, and spirit”.

About PS Audio
Founded in 1973, PS Audio has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in manufacturing innovative, high-value, leading-edge audio products. Located in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, PS Audio’s staff of talented designers, engineers, production and support people build each product to deliver extraordinary performance and musical satisfaction. The company’s wide range of award-winning products include the all-in-one Sprout100 integrated amplifier, audio components, power regenerators and power conditioners.


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