Outrageous Cherry’s “Malcontents”


Psych monsters get all
seventies on us…


By Blurt Staff

Universal Malcontents is the name, being a
killer psych band from Detroit
is the game. You guessed it: Outrageous Cherry is en route with a new album on
Feb. 17, courtesy Alive Naturalsound Records. It’s their ninth release and it’s
being described as showcasing their “distinctive mid-seventies sensibilities… evocative
of artists such as early Roxy Music, Mott the Hoople, Sparks, 10cc and Eno as
well as at times the improvisational realms charted by Amon Duul 2, Man, and
early Soft Machine.”


first pressing of the vinyl version will be on orange wax and limited to 800
copies. You know you need it.



scoop on the band:


Hailing from Detroit, and named after a
bright red hair dye, Outrageous Cherry has reached well-deserved cult status by
releasing amazing psych/pop albums on labels such as Bar None, Mind Expansion,
and Alan McGee’s Poptones, to name just a few. Many of their songs have
appeared in movies, and their cover version of “Lord Have Mercy on
Me”, recorded for Fat Possum’s Junior Kimbrough’s tribute album, graced
the opening credits of the film “Black Snake Moan”.

Main man
singer/songwriter Matthew Smith has also produced albums for the Go, Nathaniel
Mayer, Paul “Wine” Jones, and others, and has played with Epic
Soundtracks, Andre Williams, the Witches, and Destroy All Monsters. Guitarist
Larry Ray was a member of 70’s Detroit
rockers the Ivories, and played with legendary psych/folk guitarist Ted Lucas
(Spike Drivers/Misty Wizards). Bassist Sean Ellwood was a member of the Cyril
Lords and Reptile Forcefield, while drummer Samantha Linn has played with
Little Claw and the Arch Mystics.


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