The third release from Ukraine’s finest psychedelic rock outfit Straytones will be distributed via Robustfellow Prods. digitally on the 22nd of February. And we have it here for you a day early so you can have a listen to it!
Following their album S/Т, which was released at the beginning of 2017 and gained many positive reviews in Ukraine and beyond, the new EP demonstrates the band’s masterful knowledge and progression in the psychedelic rock realm. Remarkably, the EP will be supported by a cartoon music video born of the story that’s uncovered throughout the release.
Band members comment:
The joke about the winter outfits of Straytones band members turned into the idea about two cartoon characters and that’s exactly how the Dark Lord and the Bell-Man came into being. We wanted to create a garage-rock opera to uncover fictional story of an evil mastermind Dark Lord who obtains a powerful artifact and travels to meta-space to become invincible.
Eventually he gets overpowered by the irrational, chaotic and odd Bell-Man whom he encounters there. By defeating Dark Lord, Bell-Man suddenly saves the world and brings back harmony and balance. The cartoon depicts the first part of this story and the release in general.
The EP will be available via all major digital outlets including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc.