Psychedelic trio SQÜRL has just announced a new EP titled #260, which will be released July 14 via Sacred Bones. The group has also released a single from the EP titled “The Dark Rift.” Listen to the single below.
The song is essentially one long, fuzzy and heavy riff with plenty of psychedelic reverb. It’s coupled with a steady drum beat, and the melody overall stays the same save for fluctuating an octave or two. The song is available on Soundcloud, and was premiered on Dangerous Minds. According to a press release, it serves as the EP’s four and a half minute-long “instrumental centerpiece.”
#260 provides five tracks total, which include remixes by Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Föllakzoid. View the full track list below.
SQÜRL – EP #260
- The Dark Rift
- The Gates of Ishtar (Equinox Remix by Anton Newcombe)
- The Dark Rift (Föllakzoid Remix)
SQÜRL is led by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and also includes Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback. The trio originally came together to create original music for the film, The Limits of Control, and once complete they continued to record original music. They are now known for their eclectic combination of American country, noise and psychedelia. The group has since released three EP’s, and produced another score for the movie Only Lovers Left Alive.
EP #260 is available for preorder via Bandcamp. In regard to the EP’s title, Jamusch released the following statement:
“Contradictions embraced: Although SQÜRL’s music is anti-mathematic, SQÜRL loves mathematics. We love the Fibonacci numbers. And magic numbers. Perfect numbers. Bell numbers. Catalan numbers. 260 is none of these. It isn’t a perfect number, and not factional of any number. It’s not even a regular number. 260, though, is the number of days in all Mesoamerican calendars. The Mayan calendar. The Tolkien calendar. 260 is also the number of days of human gestation. (Orangutans also). 260 also has an elliptical connection to the dark rift; a series of molecular dust clouds located between our solar system and the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. And although not a magic number, 260 is the magic constant of the magic square investigated by Benjamin Franklin, and part of the solution to a famous chess problem; the n-queens problem for n=8. 260 is also the country code for Zambia. And the US area code for Fort Wayne, Indiana. Therefore, SQÜRL has labeled this recording EP #260.”
Read our review of SQÜRL’s 2014 release, EP #2.