L.A.’s lowest dungeon downers continue their narco drip into smoke-stained psych, the latest saga of which is Too Down To Die, the band’s first full-length since March 2010’s Burners LP. The journey was a cryptic, crooked crawl. Side A consists of consistent live staple “Parallel Wanderer,” a sprawling kosmische bruiser that spills from astral dread to loner deathmarch before dissolving raggedly on a wasted plateau. The B features a trio of songs new and less so, from industrial headbangs (“Universal Migration”) to negative throbs (“Afterburners”). Out of step and out on the ledge.
released August 1, 2011
Recorded at Green Machines in East Los Angeles.
Mastered at Dubplates in Berlin.