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Acid Dad share "BBQ" sample

Check out the second advance single by Acid Dad in advance of their upcoming album Take It From The Dead coming out early this summer (6/11) on Greenway Records and Reverberation Appreciation Society.

The song is called "BBQ" and it's a muy fuego scorcher that'll remind you of Homer Simpson lighting up the grill with an entire can of lighter fluid and sending a fireball careening into the sky, or it does me at least, with its steady driving psych riddims and heavy duty riffage and blunted out vocal spliffage (I had hoped this may be a neologism but Urban Dictionary proved otherwise of course) declaiming "I will be there / I wanna be there in my head / I can take it / I can't take it for the dead" or something damn close to that.

And then once you're done with your first listen you may want to check out the song's "visualizer" on Levitation's YouDoob page (or witness it above) which'll give you a sensation something like staring into your dad's old lava lamp after dropping acid with dear ol' dad.

And wouldn't you know it "to accompany the new record, the band spent the last year collaborating with video artist Webb Hunt producing psych and glitch art videos that form a visual counterpart to the dreamy distortions of their sound" so look for lots more LSD-infused lava lamp action coming soon. (Jason Lee)

 





The Automatic Sun Drop New Single "Away"

 

"Away," the new Automatic Sun single, is the song you didn't know you needed after living through the year 2020. And Lord Jeebus what a year that was. If you're anything like me, you've been waiting your little heart out for new music that possibly reflects how we all feel inside after what last year put us through. This is one of those very songs, my friends.

 

The title "Away" gives you a first glance into the full meaning of this song, because, yeah, we all sort of feel like we've been away. The lyrics tell the story of someone basically being forced to stay where they are, while all the while feeling a longing to break free from their personal prison. While it could be easy to see this song as your typical "I miss you" ballad, personally I feel like the meaning is more of an expression of feeling trapped in quarantine — and that all too familiar longing for the world to be back normal again. Even the lyrics "take a year" at the end of each chorus is a nod to the year that pretty much all of us lost.

 

With a sound reminiscent of the 60 acid pop vibe making its way through Austin, it's hard not to be taken into Mark Webb's emotional journey into the creation of this song. I can hear influences from The Beatles and even Cage The Elephant. It's easy to feel like you're basking in the sun on a mild spring afternoon when this song plays. 

 

These guys have an EP, and 2 singles released on their Bandcamp page, so there's enough music to wet your whistle. With the dark melancholy tone of "Away" and lyrics deep enough to rival anything out there right now, I'm certainly looking forward to any new music these guys have to offer.

 

- Michael Lee

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The Foons "Mind Me"

The Foons recently released the second single, "Mind Me", from their forthcoming project called "Breakfast?". This is the Synth heavy rock of Erik Rothlind, Ross Donewald, and brothers Taed, Sam, and Will Cejtin.

You can catch The Foons performing live on April 9th at Lincoln Yards (1684 N. Throop).

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Mobley Releases New EP “Young and Dying in the Occident Supreme”

Right from the title, Mobley's new release is a mouthful. “Young and Dying in the Occident Supreme” has a great deal to say about America, capitalism, religion and sundry Big Ideas™.

 

It doesn't always hit. Mobley apparently recorded “Occident Supreme” sojourning in Thailand. You can kinda tell. Several tracks have an ineffable parochial “college freshman comes to Thanksgiving after a year abroad and has Ideas” dullness. The top track in particular sounds like a barely produced spoken-word take on your least favorite TA's favorite Medium article. The politics of “You Are Not The Hero Of This Story” are true and righteous altogether. It just doesn't slap.

 

Thankfully, it's a rare misstep. Start at track two, the danceable but lethal “James Crow,” and this release stops being homework. From “Crow” onward, Mobley's music lives up to its lyrical pieties. The hooks are tight, the grooves are luscious and playful, soulful vocals sweeten even the most earnest lyrical excesses. If anything, a track or two errs on the side of hooky pop and romantic angst rather than depth.

 

So yeah, “Young and Dying in the Occident Supreme” is a bit all over the place. But, and this is everything, it's not boring. “James Crow” is a standout, in contention for top tracks so far this year. Even “You Are Not The Hero Of This Story,” the album's one inarguable miss, swings for the fences. Mobley's EP is a catchy, urgent and utterly timely attempt at agit-pop, something lacking from the otherwise utterly politicized American conversation of 2021. If Mobley's music is more earnest than its cultural moment, that can only be to its credit. It's music that gives a damn.

 

- Matt Salter

 

“Young and Dying in the Occident Supreme” dropped on February 19, by way of Last Gang Records.

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Lifeguard "Receiver"

Lifeguard has released a new single via Chunklet Industries called "Receiver" which finds the trio exploring a more forceful, explosive sound. The single is accompanied by a new b-side called "Sun Ra Jane" and both tracks leave us wanting more from Isaac Lowenstein, Kai Slater, and Asher Case.

Lifeguard will be performing live, outdoors, at Fitzgerald's on April 10th at 1pm.

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