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Super Secret Records proudly presents the new ST 37 double album (following up last year’s 12″ split with Acid Mothers Temple on our subsidiary label Self Sabotage Records).

After playing 30 shows in 31 days all over the US and Canada with Acid Mothers Temple in 2015, ST 37 felt an immediate need to decamp for Ohm Studios to capture some shit-hot lightning in a bottle with Chico Jones at the helm in an attempt to translate the incredible energy that was exchanged between these two psychedelic juggernauts as they battled their way across North America. It seemed as if the Japanese sonic wizards and the Texas space rockers were rubbing off on each other: AMT guitarist Makoto Kawabata guested live several times with ST 37 on the Twin Peaks cover ‘Just You’ and the bands made immediate plans to issue a TP-themed split 12″ 45 with AMT’s version of ‘Sycamore Trees’ (Self Sabotage Records SS-08); AMT bassist Atsushi Tsuyama found himself channeling ST 37 bassist Scott Telles’s lyrics onstage at the Mercury Lounge in Mahattan; and Telles suddenly started adopting Mitsuru Tabata’s idiosyncratic vocal style.

Thus: a band changed translates this newfound energy into a brand new double LP and CD, three years in the making from the initial basic tracks at Ohm through more sessions with Evan Kleinecke at 5th St. Studios to numerous efforts at various band members’ home studios. The new eponymously-titled record is in effect both current (new songs like ‘War Fever’, ‘Boss’ and ‘Shadesty’) and timeless, as the band explores its roots with tracks like Houston punk chestnut Hollywood Cemetery and the old Elegant Doormats classic Grey Area.

ST 37 are:
Bobby Baker – guitars, synare
Bob Bechtol – electronics, tapes, backing vox
Lisa Cameron – drums, percussives, electronics
Joel Crutcher – guitars, lead vox on ‘Informed By Death’
SL Telles – bass, vox, drones
Matthew Turner – guitars, electronics, tapes
Chris “Sauce” Sorrentino – saxophone on ‘War Fever’
Michael Chamy – electronics on ‘Shaper of Worlds’ and ‘Vengeance of Faces’
Kirk Laktas – piano on ‘Shadesty’
Walter Daniels – harmonica on ‘Snootle y Choobs’

Catch the band on tour at one of these dates:
07/25 Austin, TX @ Beerland (album release show)
07/26 Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell
07/27 Norman, OK @ The Deli
07/28 Fayetteville, AR @ house party
07/29 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
07/30 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
07/31 Galesburg, IL @ Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar
08/02 Chicago, IL @ The Owl
08/03 Kansas City, MO @ miniBar
08/04 Nashville, TN @ Betty’s Grill
08/05 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon

The self-titled album will be releases on July 27 through Super Secret Records, and is available through here. Listen to the track ‘Boss’ exclusively here:

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