Microkingdom are a sax/guitar/drums trio from Baltimore who play a sort of euphorically spazzed-out improv noise-jazz. They don’t take themselves even remotely seriously, even if they’re always pushing for the most extreme bug-out they can achieve. The group features Marc Miller, formerly of the great math-rock trio Oxes, on guitar, and they’ve recorded with people like Peter Brotzmann, and Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring. Their new album is called Smooth Tendencies, and it’s a total departure, as they’ve electronically chopped up their own tunes and turned them into something oddly slick and unsettling. The album comes on pink vinyl in a homemade crushed velvet jacket, which is awesome. (It actually came out a couple of weeks ago, so late pass. But I saw them play a fun-as-hell house party last night, and it was an “oh hey, I should post this” type of situation.) The 10-minute album track “Zero To Negative Diggity” is the one with the funniest title, so it’s the one I decided to post. Listen to it below.