♫♪  The Skull Defekts - “Awaking Dream”

The Skull Defekts definitely ain’t for everybody. My girlfriend wasn’t feeling them on the ride back from P-Town, and their 2009 release The Temple (harshest TMT Review ever?) is one of the few albums I’ve ever seen earn a 1/5 rating on our usually free-loving site, but personally, I can’t help digging that album, as well as their latest single/video “Awaking Dream,” viewable above. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the combination of bent synth chords and overstated poetry barked by occultist lumberjacks, and maybe I never should’ve been lured by a title like “Unholy Drums for Psychedelic Africa” in the first place, or maybe I myself have a skull defect. Who knows?

If there was a time lapse camera capturing the l.i.t. minutia of everything, then maybe you wouldn’t need me to tell you that The Skull Defekts’ upcoming album Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown drops on CD and LP (limited to 500 gold vinyl copies) April 8, and maybe somebody would be able to tell you exactly who did what to/with that plane when, where, how and why. Or maybe not. At least we can dream … and that alone is worth a dance or two.

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