Brooklyn quintet Geese announced their sophomore album, 3D Country, which will be released on June 23 via Partisan Records/Play It Again Sam. The follow-up to 2021’s Projector was co-produced by the band and James Ford. It includes the previously shared track ‘Cowboy Nudes’, and today’s announcement comes with the release of the title track. Check out the Andy Swartz-directed video for it below, and scroll down for 3D Country‘s details.
“The lyrics are this story I had about a cowboy who does psychedelics in the wild west and fries his brain forever,” Geese frontman Cameron Winter said of ‘3D Country’ in a statement. “I was imagining at first he’s this stoic, masculine character like out of a Cormac McCarthy novel, but then he unravels and sees his past lives in Ancient Rome, the Great Wall of China. Ultimately he finds himself in the end and it turns celebratory. I liked the idea of contrasting this strait-laced individual with that super mind-bending, interdimensional experience.”
“Similarly, the music is an amalgam of a lot of different country licks, a gospel-ish call-and-response part, things we typically wouldn’t do, but we wanted to push them through this textured, strange, psychedelic lens,” he continued. “We kept jamming around this one groove that’s in the verse for 10 minutes at a time, and then went back to take the best 30-second bits to piece it all together. The original version was over twice as long, and we bring some of those crazier sections back when we play it live and for the version of the song that’s in the music video.”
Summing up the new LP, drummer Max said, “It feels like going to the circus and instead of having a good time, everyone is trying to kill you.”
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3D Country Tracklist:
2. 3D Country
3. Cowboy Nudes
4. I See Myself
7. Gravity Blues
8. Mysterious Love
10. Tomorrow’s Crusades
11. St Elmo