Aquarian Blood - Last Nite In Paradise - New LP
Aquarian Blood is a crew of six (sometimes seven) Memphis degenerates from assorted generations playing hypnotic, synth-y tracks whose main ruminations are cults, the paranormal, and other obscurities—whirlwind, weirdo punk soaked in the brain-goo pouring out of the ears of an acid freak. Led by husband and wife duo JB Horrell (Ex-Cult, Moving Finger) and Laurel Ferdon (Nots, Moving Finger), the project began as bedroom recordings that yielded two now out-of-print tapes of total trippiness on the ZAP cassette label, and one completely unhinged monster of a single on Goner. Last Nite In Paradise is their debut album.
Aquarian Blood began as the home recording project of husband & wife J.B. and Laurel Horrell - both of Moving Finger; he of Ex-Cult, and she formerly of Nots. The duo yielded two now out-of-print tapes of total trippiness on the ZAP cassette label before adding a crew of 4 (sometimes 5) Memphis degenerates from assorted generations to play hypnotic, synth-y tracks based on the occult/cults, the paranormal, and other obscurities. The full band released a Record Store Day 7" on Goner in 2015, and, more recently, a 7" on New Orleans' label Pelican Pow Wow. Last Nite In Paradise, 15 tracks that showcase a mix of those early ethereal tapes and the harsher psychedelic punk they stick to live these days, is their debut full-length, out February 10th, 2017, on Goner.
"They play frantic lo-fi punk that pleasantly reminds me of Times New Viking — though for music this urgently abrasive, pleasant might not be the right word." - Stereogum