Cult Babies‘ Off to See the Lizard is out October 17th, but you don’t have to wait that long to hear the Vancouver psych-rockers sophomore album, because we’re premiering it below.
Recorded entirely live off the floor by Felix Fung (who has previously manned the boards for Tough Age and Dead Ghosts) the seven fuzz-drenched jams of Lizard alternate between hazy psychedelia and heavy, doom-laden passages that recall Sleep, if they spent a lot more time on the beach and cranked up the reverb accordingly. The title track in particular best illustrates Cult Babies’ dual, surf-and-slay personality: crushing bass, dreamy vocals, and anthemic, ‘verbed out riffs all combine to sent the listener on a cosmic mind trip they won’t come back from too easily. Plus: theremin!
Check out Off to See the Lizard for yourself right here. The album’s out Oct. 17th in both cassette and digital formats.