Wednesday, April 8, 2015

UPSILON ACRUX + VICE

VICE presents the premiere of latest Upsilon Acrux befuddler, "Remnants of the Habitable Epoch." The track appears on the LA quintet's seventh album, Sun Square Dialect, out April 14th on New Atlantis Records.

Stream the song via VICE, here.

VICE's Charlie Ambler states: "Upsilon Acrux make experimental rock that never feels cold, because they manage to present all their technical chops with the same passion as some kids just learning bar chords. They're like that one math teacher you had in middle school who made solving for X tantamount to life and death... The spirit of hardcore and post-rock with the complexity of classical compositions."

Upsilon Acrux's next-level jams have been making jaws drop for almost two decades. The current lineup features founder/guitarist Paul Lai, backed by two drummers, another guitar, Rhodes piano, and occasional horns. The group's bizarre compositions twist and turn unpredictably; none other than Thurston Moore has branded them "amazing."


Upcoming shows:

April 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
April 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell

"
The spirit of hardcore and post-rock with the complexity of classical compositions."
–VICE

"A feast of heavy, odd-time riffing."
–Washington City Paper

"Mixing instrumental complexity within highly structured mini epics..."
–Modern Drummer

"Upsilon Acrux have boldly ventured into a realm of musical oddity that few other self-proclaimed 'edgy' bands could ever hope to claim."
Steel for Brains

"Upsilon Acrux have made it their mission to blow, expand and confuse minds and ears since 1997. Imagine King Crimson, Zappa, Don Caballero, Battles, Orthrelm (or any Mick Barr project for that matter), Gore and free jazz bouncing off the padded walls of your local nuthouse..."
–Decibel