ANGEL DU$T is a band that can do no wrong in my ears. Every time they release an album, it becomes the soundtrack to living life, usually in the morning because they help me wake up and get stoked to live and make a big-ass breakfast for my family. And listening to their new record Brand New Soul is going to be no different. This record takes the listener on a million different rock n roll journeys in the chaotic but cohesive way that only ANGEL DU$T can. “Don’t Stop” has heavy Jane’s Addiction vibes in the percussion, and then “Space Jam” comes in all hardcore punk again. “Sippin Lysol” feels like the kind of track that would end up with someone getting kicked in the head by a stage diver. “I’m Not Ready” is the track the little birds are circling their concussed head to, and “Fuel for the Fire” has all of us dancing around their knocked-out body. I was a 90s teen so I’m hearing my favorite records of that era threading through this record and it’s making me happy. The distorted voices make me think about Ween and the slacker songs bring to mind Beck. But this is 100% an ANGEL DU$T record, and it’s headed to live on my turntable as we speak. Brand New Soul comes out September 8th via Pop Wig Records — pre-order it here.
Rock and roll is such a broad spectrum of music, but I think sometimes people will get really hyper-focused on certain tiny moments or niches and that’s blasphemy to me. There are all these tools that come from rock and roll that we can use. I wanted to try and represent a lot of different angles. It feels like we’re just totally off the leash.Justice Tripp