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Sean Lennon and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier form Mystical Weapons

on October 03, 2012, 3:48pm

 Sean Lennon and Deerhoofs Greg Saunier form Mystical Weapons

Sean Lennon has hitched a ride with Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and now returns with his 49,312,309 band, Mystical Weapons. The two will issue their self-titled debut on January 15th via Chimera Music.

“Mystical Weapons is one of those projects that evolved almost of its own accord,” a press release indicates. “A couple of years ago the Plastic Ono Band was playing a show in San Francisco with Deerhoof. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger was doing a club date the next day, so Sean asked Greg if he’d like to form an ad hoc duo to open the show. Bam. That was it. And it worked so well, they were both hungry for more.”

That primal urge has led to instrumental work that “moves through a variety of moods and styles,” and stays “held together by a rigorous intelligence of conception and a joyful “DO IT” spontaneity that continually challenges both players and listeners.” For a better understanding of what that all means, stream their first offering, “Mechanical Mammoth”, below. The debut’s tracklist shortly follows.

Mystical Weapons Tracklist:
01. Impossible Shapes
02. Mechanical Mammoth
03. Silk Screen Eyes
04. Whispers The Blue Tongue
05. Dirty
06. Goddess Curlers
07. Hostile Takeover
08. Gilbert Releases His Pet Salamander Into The Wild
09. Colony Collapse Disorder
10. Distant City
11. Dirty Neon
12. Gross Domestic Happiness
13. Consortium Musicum