“Sounds like what psychedelic music will sound like in ten years.”
-Bong Magazine, France (translated from the original French)
While much of modern psych seems to be stalled in a bygone era, Minneapolis-based Leisure Birds look squarely at the wide-open future. Their synth-driven grooves may evoke hazy memories of Krautrock and 1970s experimentation, but their aesthetic shies from the predictable shuffle that consumes current Psychedelic music:
There’s no minimal blues here. No Shoegaze. Leisure Birds strip away the trappings that have made an old genre tired.
As Weed Temple writes: “Leisure Birds brings back the hope in the existence and future of psychedelic rock.”
Following the releases of LPs Copper Scroll(Totally Gross National Product, 2010) and Globe Master (Moon Glyph, 2012), Leisure Birds continue their outward trajectory with the release of their third LP, Tetrahedron, a co-release by Moon Glyph and Totally Gross National Product. Using simple melody, hypnotic rhythm and highly constructed analog synthesis, Tetrahedron constructs a world on the edge of fiction and reality. But Decoder Magazine describes Leisure Birds as “too gorgeous of a sci-fi wonderfuck for you to be reading words about.” So stop reading and go have a listen.