A treasure trove of psych getting down in Chicago lately. Mondo Drag arrives next weekend by way of Davenport, Iowa as part of Welcome 2 The Void. So many bands to process! Right now Mondo Drag are sounding like good homespun throwback late 60s/early 70s psych crossed with the blues-rock of a 13th Floor Elevators, with a little contemporary Flaming Lips synth bleeps-and-bloops thrown in for good measure. I’ve included the title track off their LP New Rituals, a pretty good summary of what the band is capable of, I think, from the epic noise, to the hard rock, to the squawking blues, to a quiet ambience. But I’ve only just started listening to them, so find me at the Hideout next weekend and I’ll give my learned opinion in exhaustive detail. Hit up their website to hear more tracks, see some vids, and generally get acquainted with the world of Mondo Drag, and don’t forget to say hi on the Twitter!
It’s all happening at the Hideout in Chicago on 1/21 & 1/22 as part of Psych Fest 2. Catch Mondo Drag on Friday. Pretty damn old school poster below. QRO will be there, "vibin’", so come check it out!
Dig the track "New Rituals"