With the “Vegetable” EP, Greek quartet ACID BABY JESUS are reemerging as a truly sinister force of deep Mediterranean psych-rock, reinventing themselves in the making. This time the bands’ heavy, psychedelic rock’n’roll sound, influenced to a lesser extent by the Western world’s lysergic pop past than on previous releases, is taking strong cues from their native folk history – particularly Greece’s rebetiko music – for an entirely fresh sound that was developed during a year long hiatus on a secluded Greek island.
ACID BABY JESUS was formed in 2009. Via Slovenly Recordings, they released their “Hospitals” EP in 2011, followed by the full-length album “LP” later the same year, and a collaborative 10” with Canada’s HELLSHOVEL (under the name VOYAGER 8) in 2012. The band has toured extensively in North America, including a praised performance at the 2012 Austin Psych Fest, and in Europe including a stint with BLACK LIPS. The bands’ line-up now includes Hellshovel guitarist Dox Grillo.
TAU is a collaborative project spearheaded by Berlin-basedShaun Mulrooney,live organist and percussionist for Dead Skeletons. Inspiration for the music was manifested in the desert lands of the Real de Catorce, north-west Mexico.
This project is a collage of ideas and trance-induced soundscapes and comes from a lineage of those who are influenced by the psychedelic/psycho-active experience. Themes include animal totems (as seen in the video for “A Wink To The Elements”) and reimagined indigenous medicine songs aimed at transcending the mind and liberating the spirit.
Contributors such as drummers John Jeffery (Moon Duo) and Valo (The Soft Moon) have given the recordings some extra swing, as well as Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt from *Kadavar* who co-produced and engineered the aztec prayer “Huey Tonantzin (Madre Tierra)”. July sees the band release the debut EP on the ever growing FUZZCLUB Records.
Acid Baby Jesus + Tau
Thursday, 23 July 2015 | 21:00 CET
Urban Spree | Revaler STr. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain