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by Bill Pearis
Marijuana Deathsquads, the multi-hyphenate Minneapolis supergroup led by Gayngs' Ryan Olson, will release their new album, Oh My Sexy Lord, on October 15 via Twin Cities label Totally Gross Natural Product. It's wildly schizo record with near metal guitars, glitchy electronics, frenetic drumming and heavily treated vocals competing for attention, quite often all at once. (It's more than a little like mid-'90s electronica on a sugar high.) You can check out the album's opening cut, "Ewak Sadness," below.
The band will spend some of this fall on the road with Polica (who are in NYC right now opening for The xx). That tour does not include any dates in NYC but the band will be in here for CMJ, headlining the TGNP showcase at Knitting Factory on October 17. The line-up also includes P.O.S. (with Marijuana Deathsquads backing him), The Cloak Ox, Lizzo, and Pony Bwoy. Tickets are on sale now.
P.O.S. (aka Stefon Alexander) still needs a new kidney, but is back in action. He formed a new group, Four Fists, with Astronautalis. They released their first 7" this month, and you can stream a track from that, "MMMMMHMMMMM," below. After their CMJ show, P.O.S. and Marijuana Deathsquads will immediately head to Texas for shows together in Austin and Dallas. All MD dates are listed below.
Also on October 15, TGNP will release the new album from Minneapolis rapper Lizzo, titled Lizzobangers. You can check out the video for "Batches & Cookies" from the album below. too.
TGNP also just released the new album from rock band The Cloak Ox, Shoot the Dog. You can stream that in full below as well.
And since I'm being a completist, the label also released the new album from glitchy R&B act Pony Bwoy and you can stream that below too.
Marijuana Deathsquads dates are listed, along with the streams mentioned in this post, below...
Lizzo feat. Sophia Eris - Batches & Cookies
Marijuana Deathsquads - 2013 Tour Dates
SEP 28 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - ICEHOUSE
OCT 13 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
OCT 17 - BROOKLYN, NY - KNITTING FACTORY^
OCT 18 - AUSTIN, TX - RED 7 ^
OCT 19 - DALLAS, TX - INDEX FEST 2 ^
OCT 31 - MILWAUKEE, WI - TURNER HALL*
NOV 01 - TORONTO, ONT - MOD CLUB*
NOV 02 - MONTREAL, QC - CABARET MILE-END*
NOV 04 - BOSTON, MA - PARADISE*
NOV 05 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - UNION TRANSFER*
NOV 06 - WASHINGTON D.C. - 9:30 CLUB*
NOV 11 - NASHVILLE, TN - MERCY*
NOV 12 - ATLANTA, GA - TERMINAL WEST*
NOV 14 - HOUSTON, TX - FITZGERALD'S UPSTAIRS*
NOV 15 - AUSTIN, TX - EMO'S*
NOV 16 - DALLAS, TX - TREES*
NOV 18 - PHOENIX, AZ - CRESCENT BALLROOM*
NOV 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA - TBD*
NOV 20 - LOS ANGELES, CA - FONDA*
NOV 21 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FILLMORE*
NOV 22 - PORTLAND, OR - WONDER BALLROOM*
NOV 23 - SEATTLE, WA - SHOWBOX AT THE MARKET*
NOV 26 - DENVER, CO - BLUEBIRD THEATER*
NOV 27 - OMAHA, NE - WAITING ROOM*
NOV 29 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MILL CITY NIGHTS*
NOV 30 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MILL CITY NIGHTS*
* W/ POLIÇA