Premiere Week on The Untz is kicking off today, with a big one from one our favorite groups. The buoyant Scranton, PA act Laser Sex is back with a new EP this Wednesday. Robot Quotes is well in line with the Laser Sex oeuvre, it's funky, danceable, and refreshing. Mike Nasser and Jeff Felkowski have weaved an intricate balance of samples, guitar and synth work, and innovative beats. To top it all off, the group turned to Padadosio's Anthony Thogmartin for the EP's mastering. Slickly produced, the 6-track album has a distinctive ebb and flow, the mark of a maturing act.
Today's premiere shows a harder edge for the band. Co-opting two tracks from 90's era politicos Rage Against the Machine, "Know Your Enemy" and "Testify," the track "American Dreams" wraps Zach de la Rocha's signature snarl in layers of silky synth. Gurgling and bubbling, the beat undercurrent builds and builds to a climax that pairs Tom Morello's fuzz-laden riffs with bombastic bass, ripping through the end of the track into Zach's rebel yell: all of which are American Dreams. Powerful stuff, my comrades! This isn't your average dance band. Festival announcements are coming soon, make sure you grab the album on 4/20.
Laser Sex - American Dreams
Check out this very special announcement from Laser Sex's management:
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