Genre: Experimental, Pop
Location: Cleveland OH
Birthing out of towns and cities around Cleveland, OH, Wombs is four guys trying to put their complex sexual thoughts and masculinity into music on their second album, Unitopians. I got turned onto Wombs by their drummer, Jayson, who also plays for Cloud Nothings and Swindlella. Their second-effort definitely leans on the experimental side, but still screams a self-described “big pop” sound. “Topiary Living” is a drone-y opening for the stand-out track, “God is my co-Pilot.” It’s an absolute powerhouse on the album, with the first half showcasing Ryan Manning’s haunting falsetto leading right into a mid-song nuclear bomb. It’s reason enough to check out this band, along with the insanely creepy album art. Wombs, alongside Megachurch, will be opening for Herzog at their record release show at the Happy Dog on September 10th, SO GO SEE EM! Also, if you feel like entering a deep trance, watch the music video for “Topiary Living” below. Download Unitopians from their Bandcamp for free.