“I call the big one Bitey”
The next time you’re planning the maiden voyage of your town’s new monorail, you might consider Opossom as your entertainment. With their debut album Electric Hawaii set for release by Fire Records on August 7th of 2012, this New Zealand side exploration of Unknown Mortal Orchestra brothers Kody and Ruben Nielson knows how to keep things entertaining. Their first video “Blue Meanies” exposed cult-ish weirdness in the woods, while this video for “Fly” shows the kind of mishegoss and mischief they can get up to in a semi-arid mountain range with robot women and a UFO. Their sugary drum and bass pop dynamic may seem deceptively simple at a glance, but as you watch, visible becomes the barely contained paisley explosion within, bursting at the seams. Before long, you may be uncontrollably screaming, “Awesome Opossom!”
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