There are many things we like music to sound like, but a description that goes, "Heavy and euphoric jog across the ocean of blissed-out dolphins," has to rank among our favorites. Because really: who wouldn't want to listen to that?
So consider that your introduction to "I'm Becoming More Like an Animal" by sherpaband.com
. This Auckland, New Zealand five-piece plays velvet painting psych rock--you know, jagged pop gems lazily reflecting through the imaginary haze. They've established quite a following on that side of the globe ever since releasing their debut album, Lesser Flamingo
, earlier this year and now they're gearing up to transfer the good vibes to the US. (Side note: Someone must be lacing the Aussie-Kiwi water supply, because how else to explain the mind-altering music from bands like Tame Impala?)
While we wait for Lesser Flamingo to come out here--it's tentatively slated for an early 2013 release--feast your ears on the blissed-out dolphin jam "I'm Becoming More Like An Animal." "The song is about yearning to be an animal, or noticing a shift in your character to resemble that of an animal," explains Sherpa's lead singer and guitarist Earl Ho, before adding, "More accurately, it was me on an acid trip having a connecting with a cat and me wanting to be the cat and live a simple life like him."
You don't need to be on a trip to hear it, though--we've got the exclusive premiere. Feeling blissed out, however, is a requirement.
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