Marijuana Deathsquads (Ryan Olson of Gayngs) setting up residency in NYC w/ Har Mar Superstar, releasing an album (dates & song premiere)
Ryan Olson of Gayngs‘ other group Marijuana Deathsquads are working on their debut album Crazy Master. You can stream the album’s title track, making its debut here, below.
For more music, check out their recent session at Daytrotter, where it was written…
With Marijuana Deathsquads, Olson and frequent collaborators such as Doomtree’s Mike Mictlan, Rhymesayers’ P.O.S. and Har Mar Superstar make you feel as if you’ve just been bit by a psychedelic rattlesnake and you’re quickly losing your mind as the white venom courses through your veins. You can just shut your eyes and feel the dizziness take over, move you around the floor, twist you over the cushions or into the thin sheets of a bed. You feel as if you could be arrested for just being where you are right now, as if you’ve done something immoral that you don’t even remember, as if the fog’s either just wearing off or it’s just setting in. We’re on the borderline of cognition and full-blown fuzziness. They recreate the sensations of free-fall and in coming upon a bed full of tarantulas when you’d have been scared out of your skin just seeing one of them. It’s a longer route to getting intimate with someone else (compared with the sax and vocoder-harmony-rocking style of GAYNGS), but Marijuana Deathsquads still leave the possibilities out there for you to do what you will with them. The frightening segments are interspersed with celebratory dancehall beats and you can almost see Olson hopping around behind his laptop, his mouth blowing up with ecstasy, stoned out of his mind, with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen ladling the bottom half of his face. You join in the look and go where the Deathsquads take you.
Marijuana Deathsquads will be playing multiple shows with sometimes Gayngs member/Deathsquads collaborator and fellow Minneapolis resident Har Mar Superstar at Bowery Electric in NYC during October. The residency will take place each Monday for four weeks. It kicks off on Monday, October 3 with guests Crazy and the Brains and DJ Ted Leo. The 10/10 show includes The Dirty Fences and Only Son. The 10/17 show includes Mike Mictlan of Doomtree and Spyder Babie Rawdog. The 10/24 show has Polica (Channy of Gayngs), Fur Pillows and The Young Things. Tickets for each night of the residency are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Speaking of Ted Leo and Bowery Electric, catch Ted as part of a BrooklynVegan-presented Replacements tribute show at the NYC venue in November.
Speaking of tribute shows and Har Mar Superstar, Har Mar is also taking part in Petty Fest at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW in October.
All tour dates and the MD song below…
Marijuana Deathsquads – “Crazy Master”
Marijuana Deathsquads — 2011 Tour Dates
Monday Oct. 3 @ The Bowery Electric New York, NY
Sunday Oct. 9 @ T.T. the Bear’s Place – Boston, MA
Monday Oct. 10 @ The Bowery Electric New York, NY
Tuesday, October 11 @ Black Cat – Washington D.C
Monday Oct. 17 @ The Bowery Electric New York, NY
Monday Oct. 24 @ The Bowery Electric New York, NY
Har Mar Superstar — 2011 Tour Dates
09/22/11 Fullerton, CA The Slidebar US
09/24/11 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite US
10/03/11 New York, NY The Bowery Electric US
10/05/11 Brooklyn, NY MHOW (PettyFesT)
10/05/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (PettyFesT)
10/09/11 Cambridge, MA T.T. the Bear’s US
10/10/11 New York, NY The Bowery Electric US
10/11/11 Washington, D.C. Black Cat US
10/17/11 New York, NY The Bowery Electric US
10/24/11 New York, NY The Bowery Electric US
11/10/11 Chicago, IL Double Door US
11/12/11 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter US
11/13/11 St. Louis, MO Firebird US
11/14/11 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck US
11/15/11 Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop (ISU Campus) US
11/17/11 Omaha, NE Slowdown US
11/18/11 Fargo, ND The Aquarium US
11/20/11 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry