MASERATI Inventions For The New Season

Much has changed in the four years since Maserati‘s last release. In that time, the band’s sound has evolved so significantly that only shades of the reverb and delay-drenched guitars resemble their previous output. The rhythm section has been overhauled, with Gerhardt Fuchs [!!!, Turing Machine, LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean] replacing Phil Horan on drums. The result is Inventions For The New Season, a bloodshot, 3AM soundtrack to a Michael Mann movie that hasn’t happened yet; a sweaty, delirious mix of mid-to-late 70’s Pink Floyd, German psych-rock, Krautrock, and mid-80’s action film scores.

Produced by longtime friend Andy Baker in his Athens, GA home studio, Inventions drags the glory years of psychedelic arena rock kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, with the pomposity [and vocals] carefully removed. The mix is pushed firmly in the red, giving the songs a white-knuckled energy that ­coupled with the ethereal guitar theatrics ­puts one foot on the dance floor and the other on the ocean floor.

Ryan Lewis of The Athens Banner-Herald proclaimed, “From their early days as post-emo-reformed-math experimenters, Maserati showed promise, but with last year’s addition of dynamo Jerry Fuchs [who for my money is the greatest living rock drummer], the group embraced the misunderstood and oft-maligned universe of psychedelic rock, introducing a healthy dose of Pink Floyd and Can to their already compelling prog-punk mix.”

05.25 Louisville, KY @ Headliners w/!!! & HolyFuck
05.26 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel w/!!!
05.28 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/!!!
05.29 Charlottesville, VA @ Satellite Ballroom w/!!!
05.30 Brooklyn NY @ Studio B w/!!!
06.01 Somerville MA @ PA’s Lounge
06.02 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
06.03 Pittsburgh PA @ Garfield Art Works
06.04 Ypsilanti, MI @ Elbow Room
06.06 Champaign, IL @ Cowboy Monkey
06.07 Memphis, TN @ Young Ave Deli
06.09 Lawrence, MO @ Gaslight
06.10 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
06.11 Austin TX @ Emo’s
06.12 Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
06.13 Baton Rouge @ LA Spanish Moon
06.14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06.15 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt