Weird Owl to Release New Album Bubblegum Brainwaves in October; Single Streaming & Preorders up Now

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Brooklyn psychedelic rockers Weird Owl have set an Oct. release for their new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves. Following-up on 2015’s Interstellar Skeletal, the vibe-heavy explorers worked with Jeff Berner at Galuminum Foil Studios on the new one, and with their long-established habit of making their way overseas for fests, it seems like the intended Oct. 13 issue puts them in good stead heading into next Spring. Not that I’ve heard anything — to be clear, I haven’t — I’m just saying. They’ve also moved fromĀ A Recordings to releasing on their own, which seems like it can only further suit their ongoing will to do whatever the hell they want sonically.

Among the assets working toward that endeavor this time around? A guest appearance from Genesis Breyer P’Orridge (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, etc.). Should be interesting to say the least.

The PR wire has the cover art, preorder info and more particulars on the subject of Bubblegum Brainwaves:


Brooklyn psych band Weird Owl has announced a new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves, due out October 13th. The band’s sixth release in a decade, it’s an album about cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty, condensed into consumable song formats and structures. Touching on themes of war, dystopias, and crumbling reality structures, it’s highly informed by the current political climate and finds the band continuing to push themselves into new realms.

Lead single “You (Sometimes Not You)” has an otherworldly quality, pairing bright synths with catchy but unexpected vocal melodies.

Since forming in 2004, Weird Owl has kept busy putting out a steady stream of new music and touring the US and UK. After self-releasing their first few albums, 2009’s Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed and 2011’s Build Your Beast a Fire (recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato and Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice) were released by Tee Pee Records. Later demos caught the attention of The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe, who released the band’s 2013 EP, Healing, and 2015’s Interstellar Skeletal on his own A Recordings, Ltd.

Live, Weird Owl has supported BJM on tour in both the US and Europe and performed at various festivals, including the Black Angels-curated Austin Psych Fest, The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and The Netherlands’ Incubate Festival.

Bubblegum Brainwaves was recorded and produced by Psychic TV guitarist Jeffrey Berner and features a guest appearance by the legendary Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. It’s currently available for pre-order digitally and on CD & limited-edition pink vinyl.

Bubblegum Brainwaves Track Listing:
1. Invisibility Cloak
2. You (Sometimes Not You)
3. Black Never White
4. Such A Myth
5. The Lizard & The Owl
6. War
7. Bartholomew Iris (ft. Genesis Breyer P’Orridge)
8. Many Things I Saw in the Coffin
9. Tired Old Sun

Weird Owl is:
Trevor Tyrrell – Vocals, Guitar
John Cassidy – Bass, Keyboards
Sean Reynolds – Drums
Dave Nugent – Keyboards

Weird Owl, “You (Sometimes Not You)”

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