German four-piece Iguana impressed last year with their full-length debut, Get the City Love You (review here), and while I’m glad they’re doing a weekender in Germany starting this Thursday and wish as usual that I could be there to see it, I’m also posting the news below because it comes coupled with their recent video for the song “Vague as a Mirage” from the album. You might notice quickly that the short film is kind of a weird one. The dang kids and their music upstairs are too loud, so an old lady breaks out the stoner rock and puts a curse on them.
Things take a turn when the three girls start dying off. I won’t spoil how it ends, but yeah, it winds up being somewhat darker than you might expect, albeit with a sense of humor. Iguana reportedly also have new songs in the works that they’ll be playing at these shows and hopefully recording soon.
Here’s the latest:
IGUANA will hit the road for short “Season Closing Tour 2013″! The tour is presented by Sound Of Liberation, Slam Magazin, Smash Zine, Allschools Network, Whiskey Soda, Stonerrock.eu and Sweet Home Records.
Iguana Season Closing Tourdates 2013
31.10.2013 – ger – Dresden – Ostpol *
01.11.2013 – ger – Halle (Saale) – Marktwirtschaft **
02.11.2013 – ger – Leipzig – Goldhorn *
* with Kalamahara ** with Kalamahara & Widow People’s Pub (OFFICIAL)
Voodoo-scenes as well as occult and morbid themes match perfectly with heavy psychedelic retro-rock. This is nothing new for Iguana.
But new is the question how this ‘fitting like a glove’- combination matches with the cheerful Indie-rock of the Kosmonauten. The latter, who are Germany’s pop-cultural high flyer under a different name, are not into gloomy thoughts or voodoo at all.
It’s as simple as that: In their new short film/ music video the four Iguanas from Chemnitz will knit an amazing mesh of esoteric crime, high school horror and psycho thriller. Apart from the desert-post-rock song „Vague as a mirage“ it is, above all, the plot and the cast that will cause a surprise. So, this daring combination of cheerful pop culture, voodoo-charme and psychedelic rock will work out terrifically.