Premiere: Strawberry Mountain - "Super-Neuro Tropical"
Distinction Music Management is proud to exclusively premiere Strawberry Mountain's new single "Super-Neuro Tropical" off their forthcoming album ...and she exploded into color out April 13.
Strawberry Mountain, (FKA Basement Surfers) began as the side project of Moon Human frontman (and brainfather of both projects) Carter Prince, and rings with his typical eccentric stylings. The project is a compelling milieu of tight, frenetic sample work, electronics, solid guitar work, pedal magic and jungle-percussion that makes the shows more lit than any psyche show ought to be. The energy of the band is incredible, in their sugarblast electronic breakdowns, guitar absurdities and the amount of material the band has managed to create in such a short amount of time. At their worst, Strawberry Mountain is some of the best local psych-rock of 2018, at it’s best, it’s some of the best psych of 2028.
This latest offering, "Super-Neuro Tropical" begins melancholy with a lo-fi meditation on loneliness and isolation before becoming an in-blender milkshake of dance vibes which ends in a cascade of orchestrated guitar work and closure. The song is representative of the new record, ...and she exploded into color. The record is a meditation on what to do with newfound alone-ness on the other side of what Prince is very sure is love. The record is weird as hell and there’s low odds of not finishing it. Seeing which musical rabbit trail will be gone down next is enough to keep you listening. The stylings are diverse as they are subtly subversive. The album release will be released April 13th and will have a banger of a release. If you haven’t seen this project live, you don’t know just how down it can get.
Catch Strawberry Mountain around town the next couple of months, first at the KXSU Winterfest benefit concert on Saturday, January 13. After that the young band will have the grand opportunity of performing and competing at Soundoff 2018 on Friday, February 9. Then comes an intimate show at the Stoneway Cafe with Terror/Cactus on Friday, February 23.
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