A complexion of unrefined riffs, hazy vocals, amp scuzz, and drum machines, Axis: Sova’s second full-length album, Early Surf is a spiraling guitar symposium helmed by Brett Sova. Having already unleashed “Fractal Ancestry,” he now shares “Dictator of a Flower,” a song that revels in the crippling effects of high anxiety. Propelled by a robo-chugging axe riff, “Dictator of a Flower” lurches forward like a cyborg on the nod.
Already an expert in home-recorded, headphone pleasure, the Axis: live experience sunburns the total mind with vivid guitarisms, fully gone off. Brett (guitar, vocals) will be joined by Tim Kaiser (guitar) and Tyson Torstenson (bass) on tour; nodding in agreement, Axis: Sova has become a full band! Early Surf is officially released on February 17th through Ty Segall’s Drag City imprint, God? Records.
AXIS: SOVA TOUR DATES:
Thu. March 5 — Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Fri. March 6 — Lafayette, IN @ Spot Tavern
Sat. March 7 — Chicago, IL @ Hideout
Wed. April 1 — Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
Thu. April 2 – Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Fri. April 3 — Harrisonburg, VA @ MACRock
Sat. April 4 — Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits w/ Watery Love
Sun. April 5 — Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
Wed. April 8 — Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes