Psymon Spine are sharing their new single Channels, a cathartic foray into punk for the dance/psych outfit. It’s the final preview from their sophomore full-length, ‘Charismatic Megafauna,’ releasing February 19th via Northern Spy.
About Channels, member Noah Prebish said: “We spend the majority of our time in Brooklyn, NY absorbing energy, stress, and excitement, then go into the middle of nowhere to process all of those feelings through writing/recording. The lyrics came from this analogy of the creative mind being a map with various bodies of water scattered throughout (each body of water representing some area of interest, skill, or trait), and how as an artist our job is to daily cultivate and irrigate this land, making sure every part is getting enough water and that no part is getting flooded. I had initially planned on delivering the lyrics in a more laidback/spoken manner, but as we kept tracking everyone kept telling me to push it further each time, and when we finally got the best take I was screaming my guts out — I literally could taste blood. It ended up working out just how it was supposed to and gave the song this totally different energy that I had initially expected, and I’m so glad for that.”
Listen to the track via YouTube below.
About ‘Charismatic Megafauna’
Fusing psychedelic pop and the deep grooves of dance music, Psymon Spine’s music oozes with melodic hugeness—but the places this Brooklyn electronic pop outfit takes their songs is truly out there, exploring complicated feelings through a singular approach to left-of-center dance sounds. Only a year ago, band members Noah and Sabine were playing in the dream-pop group Barrie, who broke out following a string of buzz-making singles, but ‘Charismatic Megafauna’ proves that Psymon Spine are on a different journey, exploring sounds ranging from disco to early techno and motorik’s incessant pulse. Psymon Spine put their own addictive stamp on the sounds of the past, with surprises at every turn and the type of lush synth work that could only come from brilliant students of dance music. Reflecting optimism and catharsis, ‘Charismatic Megafauna’ is a heady trip through left-field pop that packs its own emotional wallop.
‘Charismatic Megafauna’ track list
5. Milk (feat Barrie)
7. Different Patterns
8. Real Thing
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