News: Pop Levi releases new album ‘Medicine’ this November!
England’s always avant-garde pop-rock musician Pop Levi is soon to release his forthcoming album ‘Medicine’, this November 9th via Counter Records | Inertia.
Pop Levi is not like other pop stars. In fact, he’s not really a pop star – at least not in our particular dimension. Ask him where the inspiration for his new album comes from and he will tell you that it was “recorded by a different version of me in another dimension, then transmitted to this version of me during prolonged isolation tank sessions.”
Recorded in three purpose-built private home studios – in Norway, Greece and Los Angeles – “Medicine” rubs Pop’s obsession with Prince up against his love of Bolan, and throws in a little Paul McCartney, some early Stooges, a chunk of Lindsey Buckingham and even a dash of Peter Gabriel. The result is a record which channels bubblegum pop through Satanic ritual and classic rock for one of the oddest, funniest, most compellingly unique records you’re likely to hear in 2012.
Whether he’s serenading Kenneth Anger (“Terrifying”), writing about R.D.Laing’s time at the Tavistock Institute (“Coming Down”) or, on title track, “Medicine” confronting the “chemical-induced split personality living inside” Pop has the ability to wrap his ideas in gorgeous hooks, crunching guitar work and a love of crazed backing vox. He can write a truly tender ballad (“Bye-Byes”) or make wonky electro-rock (“Records”). In fact he can do pretty much whatever he wants – so long as it sounds like Pop Levi. The whole leaves most other purveyors of guitar-based pop/rock seeming a little bit tame in comparison. With super-riffing slabs of guitar – what more could you want? Last words to the man himself: “File under: Future rock, make your soul go heavy.” You got it.
‘Medicine’ is due out November 9th on Counter Records through Inertia