Olympia-based Nudity is rolling through the Bay Area this weekend and bringing some pretty heavy new songs along with them. Their upcoming LP Astronomicon is full of psychedelic rock and N.W.O.B.H.M. influences, referencing not only well-known ’70s hard rock staples such as Judas Priest but also forgotten gems like Budgie and Captain Beyond.
The title track from Nudity is a particular scorcher with its driving drum beat (is that a wood block I hear??), galloping, quasi-Iron Maiden middle section and screeching synths that effectively send the listener to outer space by the song’s end. It’s trippy enough for the stoners hanging in the back of the crowd and aggressive enough for those moshing up front, and should definitely appeal to the kind of people who own lava lamps without any hint of irony. The full album drops April 7th. Get your bongs ready.