Phil Pirrone is the cofounder of the Desert Daze festival but also makes heady psych as JJUUJJUU. He just released JJUUJJUU's debut album, Zionic Mud via Dine Alone, a heavy trip that incorporates all manner of sonic weapons in its psychic warfare, managing to be groovy (in a Can sort of way), blissed-out, blasting, and beautiful. Sometimes all at the same time. You can stream the whole record below. The single from the album is "Bleck" which Phil says incorporated "a lot of happy accidents," and also telling us that the title means "'I don't know, like this...' in JJUUJJUU speak." We've got the premiere of the warped "Bleck" video as well as a remix by Toronto noise-punks METZ who crank up the faders and the shriiiing level. Check those out, as well as remixes by Jennylee and Liars, below.

JJUUJJUU will be on the road this summer opening the Primus/Mastdon tour, though sadly they're joining it after the NYC-area shows. They also play, no surprise, the awesome-looking 2018 edition of Desert Daze in October. All tour dates are listed below.

 

JJUUJJUU - 2018 Tour Dates
6/5 Columbus, OH Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre ∞
6/6 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ∞
6/7 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s
6/8 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Outdoors ∞
6/9 Sterling Hghts, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill ∞
6/10 Indianapolis, IN Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park ∞
6/12 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion ∞
6/13 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
6/14 St Paul, MN Myth Live Event Center ∞
6/15 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater ∞
6/16 Camdenton, MO Ozark Amphitheater ∞
6/18 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl ∞
6/19 Denver, CO Lost Lake
6/21 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater ∞
6/22 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park ∞
6/23 Bend, OR Le Schwab Amphitheater ∞
6/25 Troutdale, OR Edgefield ∞
6/26 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion ∞
6/28 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater ∞
6/29 Berkley, CA Greek Theatre ∞
6/30 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino ∞
7/2 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air ∞
7/3 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Event Center ∞
7/5 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre ∞
7/6 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre ∞
7/7 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre ∞

∞ = w/ Primus, Mastodon