Lazer/Wulf to You: “Go Hang a Salami, I’m a Lasagna Hog”
Oh my god, I want this shirt! It’s some sort of one-of-a-kind rendition of ’80s / ’90s New York Mets pitcher Sid Fernandez as a flamethrowing skeleton designed by famed metal artist Pushead. Where did it come from? How was it made? Will someone buy it for me? Why am I even on this earth??? So many questions.
In between ogling at vintage New York Mets memorabilia and contemplating the mysteries of the Universe I managed to jam out to this gnarly new track from Lazer/Wulf. I’ve had a promo copy of new album The Beast Of Left And Right for a little while now and I’ve been digging the crap out of it, but somehow I failed to realize that the album is written as a palindrome, the same backwards and forwards, in two distinct halves: left and right (hence the title). Further explains a press release:
The nine-track album is written as a palindrome, that is, it is the same backwards and forwards with two distinct halves, Left and Right. For instance, the first song on the album, “Choose Again,” uses the exact same chords, riffs and drum tracks as the final song on the album, “Mutual End” but one is major and the other is minor. As the band explains it, “The idea is that either way you choose, Left or Right, the paths are the same.”
Switching up major and minor isn’t quite a palindrome, but I’m nitpicking: that’s still a pretty cool concept. Lest we expect them to actually play every riff backwards… actually that’d be really cool, wouldn’t it?
Noisey has the exclusive stream of the track. The same press release quoted above trumps Lazer/Wulf as “[combining] the best math, metal, and prog rock craftsmanship of the last decade,” and I’d definitely agree with that — and I’d add a bit of a stoner/punk attitude to it. Fans of Fight Amp ought to really, really dig these guys.
The Beast Of Left And Right comes out July 15 on Kylesa’s Retro Futurist label, and we’ll be streaming it in full at some point before that date.