Forgive this song for adding those children’s voices in the beginning, for it knows not what it does. However, get right past that intro and you’re greeted with "Invisible Cities," a bizarre acid trip of a song that sounds straight out of Sonic Youth’s collective brain, sent through a meat grinder full of nu-metal, surf rock, and futuristic synth. It’s not hard to imagine this song being played during some Zardoz-inspired science fiction movie, while everyone dances and smokes and looks at each other with eyes that say “let’s have a weird orgy.”
The first single off Iska Dhaaf’s second album, The Wanting Creature, is, initially, perhaps a little off-putting. But, if you just relax and let yourself be immersed in the beats and bass, you’ll come out the other side with a whole new perspective.
The Wanting Creature comes out on Brick Lane Records on May 20, 2016, and if you happen to be living in the Pacific Northwest, check them out at one of their next shows (or SXSW, if that’s your jam).
February 5 – The Warehouse (Tacoma, Washington)
March 17 – SXSW at The Tap Room (Austin, Texas)
May 30 – Sasquatch Festival (George, Washington)