(photo: Ginger Fierstein)
Dear reader, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you could really use a makeunder. Not a makeover — you look great, smell fine. But you could really use some Makeunder in your life.
That’s because their new single, “In Between My Dead-End Jobs,” is a bombastic, maximalist, psychedelic-funk freakout. It’s like George Clinton and Andrew Bird teamed up with the sole intention of making your head bob. You certainly wouldn’t confuse this for the idiosyncratic minimalism of their previous releases; the new Makeunder is a leviathan.
I got the chance to see Hamilton Ulmer’s group live not too long ago, and let me tell you it was like listening to a new band every 45 seconds. Each song would begin, establish itself, and then turn on a dime, shapeshifting through different grooves as quickly as I could figure out how to dance to them. Makeunder’s first full-length record, Pale Cicada, is out June 22nd and I can’t wait to hear more of it. Until then, check out “In Between My Dead-End Jobs” below. Listen loud.