EXCLUSIVE FREE MP3: Random Patterns' New Single 'Psychedelic Luau' Remixed by Learning Music
Highland Park's Random Patterns revealed the first single off their new album Rich Soil Pleasures. It picks up where last summer's Creatures Of Teeth left off, pushing psychedelic post-pop through tropical sounds, rock of all ages, galactic noise, and big band hysterics.
The aptly-titled "Psychic Luau" is a cosmic calypso rock jam with a little country guitar. The great Learning Music Monthly mastermind John Wood contributes a trickling lullaby revision that meets MGMT out in the electro forest for a face-painting session. Get both below through Send Space, EXCLUSIVELY FOR LA WEEKLY'S WEST COAST SOUND.
[Catch Random Patterns tonight at Echo Curio with Fictionist, Family Portrait, and The Rhone Occupation. Learning Music plays Bootleg Theater this Saturday with Field Music.]
Get "Psychic Luau," plus remix here.
"Psychic Luau"'s first 50 seconds instruct you to "shake shake shake," then Dan Melancon's madhatter drumming begins a frantic rat race against Jay Watford's sampler calisthenics and the two Mikes' (Ilves & Allison) keyboards. Singer Chris Frias swaggers in on cowboy guitar. His existential lyrics describe the "pink and fiery candle nestled in a brain" that burns a hole in one's head as we come to terms with other people's otherness. "Psychic Luau" delivers a feel-good psychedelic romp and a fresh, fearless, approach to genre edification.
Learning Music's spacey remix and Teira Johnson's "Psychic Luau" cover art illustration are part of Random Patterns' collaborative multi-media addition to Rich Soil Pleasures. Each song has been assigned a different artist, director, and musician to create original artwork, videos, and remixes inspired by the music, which they'll unleash on expectant ears in the months to come.