Electric Flower, the new band featuring previously solo musicians Josh Garza and Imaad Wasif, will release their debut EP on November 8th on Narnack Records. The self-titled EP will be released digitally and on limited (500 copies) foil stamped, red 10-inch vinyl.
Garza has previously worked with Secret Machines, and Wasif with Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. The two met three years ago in a random encounter on an elevator in London, and then again, more recently, on a street corner in downtown Los Angeles. They realized their potential as a duo and quickly rushed to the studio. Right when they entered the studio, a blast of inspiration from the cosmic weirdness of it all, they wrote “Circles,” the epic track off of their debut EP. The song combines their unique backgrounds in a sound that is part psychedelic, with strains of post-punk, Japanese Group Sounds and East Indian drone. It’s raw, yet richly detailed and atmospheric, with heart-thumping beats and often obscure and tangled lyrical backdrops.
“Four16″, the lead track off the EP, is a roaring tower of power inspired by Kurt Cobain’s iconic performance of Leadbelly song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” during 1993′s MTV Unplugged In New York concert. A song about reincarnation, “Four16″ refers to the minute mark (4:16) during Cobain’s performance of the Leadbelly song where Electric Flower claims you can see his soul leave his body. “He was gone a long time before he was really gone,” asserts Wasif. With Nevermind’s 20th anniversary approaching next week, the sentiment behind the song resonates even more powerfully with fans of Nirvana and new fans of Electric Flower.
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