Artificial Head Records – home to Funeral Horse, Hell City Kings and Terminal Cheesecake – has announced ‘Holographic Slammer’, the eagerly awaited sophomore album from Houstonian rockers Jody Seabody & The Whirls is set for release on 10th November.
Along with the album announcement, their new track ‘Grassman’ is available to stream now.
Rounding off what has been a stellar year for the Texan label, Jody Seabody & The Whirls enter like a bouncing ball of energy, completely awash with colour, emotion and a style as hard to pin down as the influences they split like egos across a remarkable nine song set. Touched by the bittersweet, lo-fi alt-pop of stripped back Nirvana (‘Two Atmospheres’), wasted on a hardcore workout of Black Flag (‘Charlemagne Pt. 1’) and fluent in the ways of ’70s psychedelic rock, the luminously titled Holographic Slammer follows on from 2012’s Summer Us and last year’s excellent ‘Some Witch’ 7” (also released on Artificial Head).
Amplifying the vista even further with garage fuzz and unapologetic, lysergic meanderings the nine-minute ‘Grassman’ showcases some of the disordered mindsets at play through creeping Pink Floydian freakouts and lush, technical excess; all the while capturing brilliantly what the band does best.
With an impressive live reputation on the Houston scene that has secured them numerous SXSW placements and coveted spots on the Free Press Summer Fest (2011 and 2012).