[song] Sour Blue – Weatherwax

The last time we heard from an art rock collective Sour Blue was in October when the band released their brilliant debut Schema. Now they are back with the new single, a mesmerizing composition “Weatherwax”.

On it musicians emphasize their undoubted professionalism, creating a sense of controlled chaos, and masterfully mixing genres, bridging krautrock, dance music, shoegaze, folk, and even classical. The track begins calmly, gradually gaining momentum and surprising at every corner with cool and unexpected details. An amazing taster — hopefully we will get more soon!

Listen below.

[ep] Sour Blue – Schema

Schema is the debut release from Sour Blue, a Los Angeles-based creative collective featuring multi-instrumentalists, audio and visual artists, and producers.

The members of the group should already be familiar for you if were reading this blog during the last couple of years — the musicians involved are Chris Cubbison (CGI dog), Devin Bierman (Dorvin Borman), John Warlick (John War), Kris Pitzek and Kyle McKay (Polysonic Bloom).

Together they all bring tons of ideas into the mix and the result is a masterfully produced, very original and innovative body of work. It is described by the band as electronic rock, but really it is impossible to connect their music to any genre — there are no similar songs here and the shape-shifting, experimental approach makes it impossible for listeners to predict their next move.

The release is out now and musicians are already finishing their second EP, with the plans to begin working on the debut album at the beginning of next year. Exciting times.

Check it out below and get the record here.