Magnet Animal’s Fake Dudes out March 26th, 2021 on Rarenoise Records.
Rarenoise says :
If ever a moment in history called for the caustic, corrosive rantings of guitarist-composer-poet Todd Clouser and the abstract grooves of his combustible beat-skronk band Magnet Animals, it’s this one. With our collective headspaces dizzied by a nearly yearlong pandemic induced isolation and battered by an unceasing barrage of political insanities, the serrated wit and surrealist insights of Fake Dudes arrives with the kinetic force of a madcap sermon.
Due out March 26, 2021 via RareNoise Records, Fake Dudes reconvenes the geographically scattered members of Magnet Animals – Minneapolis-born, Mexico City-based Clouser, Mexican drummer Jorge Servin, and Abraxas bandmates Eyal Maoz (guitar) and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) – four years after their bracing debut, 2016’s Butterfly Killer. The startling dreamscape imagery and throttling grooves will be familiar to fans of that initial outing, though Fake Dudes trades its predecessor’s occasional airiness for a far more ferocious and claustrophobic concoction.
With its titular echo of the disinformation mantra “fake news,” Fake Dudes certainly aims some of its vitriol toward the modern era’s buffoonish demagogues, but for every biting political reference there’s an equally astute and excoriating glimpse inward, as Clouser wrestles with humanity’s penchant for self-delusion and reassuring fantasy. Delivered in a distorted haze as if broadcast through a megaphone, Clouser’s vocals achieve an abrasive tone perfect for stripping away illusions and heralding a fresh perspective – buoyed by the barbed funk bounce and overdriven rock bludgeoning of the inventive quartet.
Release Date : March 26th, 2021
Burn The Whole Thing Down
Forecast In Rome
Hell Is An Empty Place
I’m The One
Man And Machine
The Call For The Cure
The Kids Are Gonna Win
Todd Clouser – guitar and voice
Eyal Maoz – guitar
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass
Jorge Servin – drums
All songs by Todd Clouser
Music Arranged by Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and Magnet Animals
Produced by Todd Clouser, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and Magnet Animals
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Recorded by KB at Testa Estudio in Leon Guanajuato Mexico
Mixed and Mastered by James Dellatacoma at Creative Music and Audio – New Jersey, USA
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
Design and Photography by Mario Rodriguez
© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2021