International psych explorers Flamingods unveil a new video for “Paradise Drive” and unwrap another track from new album Levitation – out this Friday 3 May via Moshi Moshi Records.
The animated video for “Paradise Drive” uses the album artwork created by Indonesian artist Ardneksand is brought to life by John Mark of Austin psychedelic rockers Mien & The Earlies who says of the video:
“I wanted something that looked like a modern day psychedelic cartoon, but mixed with some vintage, experimental footage to try and create a hybrid that looks part 60’s and part now”.
The band have also shared another track from the forthcoming album in the form of the pulsating and invigorating “Club Coco” which infuses the band’s love for Cuban rhythms with Western psychedelia and modern pop. (listen here)
Levitation has been inspired largely by the disco, funk and psychedelic sounds coming out of the Middle East and South Asia in the 70s, the album channels these influences through a vision soaked in mysticism, positivity and sun-drenched imagery. Levitation is the follow-up to Flamingods’ breakthrough album Majesty (Soundway Records, 2016) and follows the Kewali EP for Moshi Moshi and a one-off release with Dan Carey for his Speedy Wunderground singles club in 2017.
Musically, Levitation is a rich, joyous and compelling collection of songs which is sure to get listeners on their feet. Levitation nods to the past but is also very much set in the here and now. The album features a number of special guests in the form of some of Flamingods’ close friends and collaborators with members of scene trailblazers Comet Is Coming, Vanishing Twin and Snapped Ankles all sprinkling some extra magic dust on proceedings.