30 August, 2011

p a r a n o r m a l e c h o e s

I'm tripping the light retarded happy, the incomparable Olivia Tremor Control are back with their first new music since 1999's Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One, arguably the finest piece of psychedelia in the last 20 years. "The Game You Play is In Your Head, Parts 1, 2 & 3" sounds like an Olivia Tremor Control we haven't heard since way back in the early Elephant 6 era, with relatively few moving parts compared to the overwhelming swirl of Foliage.

None of which is to say that the track is a disappointment. While the sonic palette finds them closer to their humbler beginnings, Will Hart and company display melodic chops that their younger selves couldn't touch. All this has me practically frothing with anticipation for their set at FYF Fest this weekend. Hear the new song over at NPR.

EDIT: mp3-> The Olivia Tremor Control - The Game You Play is In Your Head, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (single, out now on Cloud Recordings)

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Almost makes up for missing the Burn. Almost.


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