When we were in Norway a couple years ago, Ungdomskulen was mentioned to us a few times, largely for their technical prowess. At the time, though, nobody mentioned that the power trio could use their instruments to shoot down 8-bit aliens or that the drummer owned some sort of levitating Cloud City. We probably should have asked. Regardless, the goofy, proggy Norwegian band’s Cry-Baby gets lots of spins around here, and the acid-drenched video for “Modern Drummer” more than does the standout justice. Which is a massive understatement. We can’t even begin to describe this.
“5:9.” Did you catch that? Ungdomskullen have a show at SXSW: They go on at midnight on Thursday, 3/13 @ Maggie Mae’s Roof Top as part of the Great Escape Fest Showcase. They’re also touring the States this spring (dates tba_. For now, if you want/need more info, go to their label page. If you don’t feel like going anywhere, here’s the “radio edit” of “Modern Drummer.” People still have radios?
Cry-Baby is out on Ever.