Stream Laser Background Correct (Stereogum Premiere)

If Wonderland were a real place and you were to take a trip down the rabbit hole, you might just hear the sounds of Laser Background’s Correct along your journey. Via ambient synthesizers, nature sounds, modified vocals, and wild production similar a la MGMT’s experimental excursions, Philadelphia-based DIY artist Andy Molholt has created an ideal soundtrack for a dazed adventure in the world through the looking glass.

The above album art by Steph Pez gives a sense of Correct’s sonic environment. Songs like “Tropic Of Cancer” feature a xylophonic sound beneath Moholt’s alluring vocals entwined with a breeze of strange synths. This sweet, fresh feeling carries onto other songs like “Sleep Myth,” which feels like a lullaby grown out of moonbeamed madness with its faint melody altered by electronic production. The gentle “Sleep Myth” is followed by “Imaginary Strings,” a serotonin-infused track with wigged-out vocals over a seductive, hypnotic rhythm. That one quickly transforms into “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” which further ups the electricity.

With a variety of sounds and delicate production, Molholt has created a work that revels in its artistic weirdness. Though there may be no such thing as a trip down the rabbit hole, Correct is an exciting voyage nonetheless. Stream the whole album below, and check out Laser Background’s upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates:

05/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
05/11 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s ^
05/12 New Brunswick, NJ @ St. Mews ^
05/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s ^
05/14 Columbus, OH @ Carabar
05/15 Chicago, IL @ House of Heavy Petting
05/16 Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet #
05/17 Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise Recordings #
05/18 Nashville, TN @ Queen Ave Art Collective
05/19 Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
05/20 Dallas, TX @ Crown & Harp
05/21 San Antonio, TX @ The Mix ‰
05/22 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s ‰
05/23 Houston, TX @ Satellite
05/24 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
05/25 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
05/26 Birmingham, AL @ Trim Tab Brewery
05/27 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge *
05/28 Atlanta, GA @ 529
05/29 Asheville, NC @ Odditorium *
05/31 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
06/01 Raleigh, NC @ Neptune’s ∆
06/02 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
06/03 Washington DC @ Kokomo
06/04 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown ∆
06/08 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
06/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat ®
06/10 Santa Barbara, CA @ Funzone ®
06/11 Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar ®
06/12 Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera ®
06/13 Sacramento, CA @ Press Club
06/16 Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio
06/17 Portland, OR @ The Know
06/19 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

^ w/ Leapling
# w/ Lazy Heart
‰ w/ Children of Pop
* w/ Giant Giants
∆ w/ Hotline
® w/ The Lentils

Correct is out 5/13 via La Société Expéditionnaire/Endless Daze. Pre-order it here.

Laser Background - PRESS SHOT 1
CREDIT: Natalie Piserchio