The band's spine is drummist John Panza, late of ‘90s heroes like the Touch And Go-ish Simoom and slowcore mathematicians Hilo, who segued into the oughts with his fellow Simoom refugees in Humphry Clinker, and who now drums for trippy experimentalists Chief Bromide. It’s hard to imagine a longer and more illustrious resume, but guitarist Cintron has it — a fixture for 20 years, since his days in Kent’s shambolic psych-drunkists the Burning Lesbians, through his tenures as the leader of serial brain-melters Dimbulb and the bluesier Downside Special, to the improvisational supergroup Speaker/Cranker, all this punctuated by stints as second guitarist in old-guy bands Quazimodo and Cobra Verde. Kong Sauce bassist Jason Robinson, Sofa King Killer bassist Paul Bartholet (playing a heavily effected electric standup bass, winning him many, many cool points) and Frass Accolades’ Nick Traenkner on keys and vocals round out a DAMN strong lineup. As one might well expect with two bass players and Dave fucking Cintron, the sound is dense and lysergic, but you’ll hear that just fine for yourself when you listen to the sample posted below. —Kretsch
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