Opossom to Release "Electric Hawaii" on Aug. 7
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:18:07
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Hotly tipped New Zealand band Opossom, the brainchild of Kody Nielson, formerly of acclaimed "trouble gum art punks" The Mint Chicks, have signed to Fire Records and will release Electric Hawaii on Aug. 7. To get you excited, we are sharing a clip of "Blue Meanies" below.
Kody is also known for playing and touring with his former Mint Chicks comrade and real-life brother Ruben Nielson in his band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Opossom have produced the exceptional and captivating album full of lush, layered instrumentation.
Home-written, recorded and mixed by Kody himself, it is not the singer-songwriter solo album of a former punk rock band singer. It's a further exploration of today's musical journey into a lively, engaging world of carefully crafted sonic layers of light and dark, incorporating some of his personal Polynesian background with his blend of beatnik psychedelica.
The first single from the album is "Blue Meanies", a synth-led, bass heavy psych odyssey with a surreal, semi-animated video shot amid beautiful woodland scenery, featuring fantastical creatures, adventurous hikers and golden Buddhas with laser beam eyes. It will transport you elsewhere with its sprawl and spacey elements.
Listen to "Blue Meanies" below:
3. Blue Meanies
4. Getaway Tonight
5. Watchful Eye
6. Why Why
7. Cola Elixir
8. Electric Hawaii
9. Outer Space
10. Inhaler Song
Did you dig "Blue Meanies?"