One of our favorite up-and-coming bands of 2014, Michael & the Strange Land, has dropped the “Michael &” and are now simply The Strange Land. They’ve already released a full-length cassette under the new moniker, which builds on their distinctive brand of rock that somehow manages to feel heavy and “shimmery” at the same time. The self titled album is available on 75 hand-painted and hand-numbered cassettes Grabbing Clouds Records, and you can stream it below.
To celebrate the name change and the cassette, The Strange Land is hosting a free show at Vacation Friday night. Joining them will be new band Louie Pain. Judging from their demo below, (which was recorded by The Strange Land’s Michael Taras), they rock.
The Strange Land, Louie Pain
February 20, 2015