Today, Brisbane’s The Goon Sax return with ‘Psychic‘, the second single from their third full-length album Mirror II, released by Chapter Music. The song is a slice of supernatural avant-pop – kinetic, hook-laden and touched with genuine dreaminess. Alongside the new single is a video directed by Christine Marie Jones (US Girls).
“Psychic exists in the fragile intersection of fantasy and reality,” says the band’s Louis Forster. “A supernatural world you escape into until you feel reality’s grip on your collar. But as you’re dragged back to linear time and supposed objectivity, the supernatural reinstates its claim to a more powerful truth. Eventually the friction between these worlds causes you to question your faith in both, wondering to what degree truth can be chosen and what forces from both are too strong for you to stand in their way.”
Out July 9th, Mirror II is a new beginning for The Goon Sax: a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. Gone are the first-person insecurities of their school days – they’ve been made expansive, more universal, and more weird.
The album is intense, the sum of everything that has always made The Goon Sax great: robust sprechgesang, raw lyrical candor, ascending guitar pop structures that would make the most storied jangle bands blush, elevated into their newfound narrative verisimilitude and expanded sonic experimentations.