Just over a year after making a mark on LA’s underground scene and releasing the celebrated EP Crab in Honey, Fever the Ghost has become ascendant. Coming after tours with Sean Lennon, Temples, and Flaming Lips, their debut album Zirconium Meconium demonstrates that their success is not a result of hype. Rather, it stems from their ability to sleekly marry esoteric tendencies with inescapable melodicism, combining interstellar vibrations and a sense of youthful wonder into an unparalleled pop sound.
A highlight of the album is the otherworldly “1518,” a perfect track to showcase the band’s aversion to verse-chorus structure and uncanny ability to synthesize glam/psych/kraut rock into addictively groove-based music that somehow balances experimental electronic sounds and oddball vocal effects with radio friendly hooks. It joins previously-released single, “Vervain (Dreams of an Old Wooden Cage),” which presents a different glimpse of this far-out and expansive psychedelia that aims to musically interpret the third dimensional integration process from the perspective of vital force energy incarnating into the physical world. Zirconium Meconium comes out September 25.
“‘1518’ floats from one psych-fused style to the next on squeaky, squishy waves of shimmering synths and guitars… Bridges are built on brightly colored, pixelated rubix cubes… that seem to be constantly shifting, yet crossing them feels enlightening rather than dangerous.”
-Consequence of Sound
“Like Rush making a version of [the Rolling Stones‘] Satanic Majesties Request… just not of this dimension.”
-Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips)
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RIYL: Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, MGMT, Tame Impala, David Bowie, Kuroma
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Label: Complicated Game
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