Step into the spazzed-out psychomusical time blender known as STRANGE CHANGES and let the waves of nostalgic post-jazz roll over you like an eighteen-wheeler. Not a group to be tied to any particular genre, STRANGE CHANGES is a Boston-based amalgamation of progressive anthemic rock, bebop jazz, breakbreat drum-and-bass, thrash punk and hardboiled noir movie soundtrack, all tied up in a funky pop wrapper. Sweet and sour like a Warhead. The four-piece horn section squeaks and brays in time and then out on the tune “Evil Genius,” ping-ponging trumpets around the sweet bass punch of a baritone sax — only to suddenly swing into math-rock and progressive metal! This unpredictability and genre-swapping keeps the tunes endlessly exciting. Each of the eight band members cycles between instruments to create a sonic collage miles thick and heavy like a falling anvil. These crazy shrimp were recently selected as the Deli Magazine‘s New England August Artist of the Month, and just in time for a new album! Their first full-length LP, “I Want You,” will drop on October 5 in dramatic fashion with a massive release show at the Middle East that night, with local chums Mighty Tiny, The Karma Exchange and Baby Made Rebel, and you had better be there to catch this psycho-jazz orchestra at its finest.
Evil Genius EP by Strange Changes