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OddZoo Introduces Listeners to 'Future Flesh' (album stream)

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European trio OddZoo taps into sounds that will appeal to fans of the Soft Moon, M83, A Perfect Circle, and Cult of Luna.

Post-wave outfit OddZoo releases its latest album, Future Flesh (with artwork by Kerstin Paillard), Friday, October 12 via Blood Music. (The LP can be ordered here for U.S. fans and here for European fans). The trio, which draws members from a variety of European corners, has been joined in the past by Perturbator on "Vantablack" and Carpenter Brut on "Anarchy Road". The music appeals to the noisiest of the noisy (think Pavement in its most extreme) and the most sublime of Crystal Castles, intersecting with the Dadaists and the space-inflected moods of Astronoid.

The band tells PopMatters, "Future Flesh is our first LP and sounds heavy, noisy, raw with straightforward and psychedelic lyrics. We didn't have a specific plan at the beginning; we just wanted to mix all our very different musical backgrounds in the same band. Some of us are coming from the hardcore metal noise scene and others from the shoegaze rock scene. New wave was the common musical field for all of us. I don't know if we succeeded or not, but we are really proud of this first album, as I assume that we have a proper sound/identity, what is the most difficult part when you create a band and write a record. Also, we tried to keep a personal sound as much as possible by creating our own virtual synths based on guitar noise, unusual mix, and violent, distorted drums and bass.

"We're really excited to be signed on Blood Music. We have high expectations on how it will be received. Now we're impatient to going on tour and play it live!"

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