♫♪  Sungod - Sungod

Austin’s Holodeck Records gave us a taste of the new self-titled Sungod LP with “Shiftless en Nkawkaw,” a spacey tune that is just one of five glorious tracks you are about to hear. The full album, streaming below, is one of the sickest, most prog-rockingest records I’ve heard all year. The core duo of Michael Sharp and Braden Balentine bring the heavy synths, drums, and guitars, with a little help from their friends Alex Hughes (bass, vocals) and Kristine Reaume (flute, vocals). From the mellow opening of “Come Gently, the Wind” to the blazing finale of “L’ame de Toute Etoile,” Sungod feels like an appropriate record to close out Holodeck’s raging 2k14. The finale rips especially hard, with a bevy of synths blasting over a punishing assault of drums.

Sungod is out November 11, but pre-orders for cassette, vinyl, and digital copies are being taken now.

• Sungod: https://ssssssungoddddd.bandcamp.com
• Holodeck Records: http://holodeckrecords.com

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