Maybe no one else will be as geeked about this as me, but on the off-chance…but one of my favorite early 1990s bands was a criminally overlooked group called Hypnolovewheel, who always sounded to me like a group posited somewhere between Big Dipper’s pop goofing and Sonic Youth’s noisy mayhem. They just sort of stopped making records around 1994 or so, and that was that.
But and so, and I’m looking at some band pages I follow on Facebook, and one of them is the outstanding Norwegian guitar pop band I Was A King. And they’re finishing their next record. So, nice.
But Frode Stromstad is also playing in another group in the meantime (“killing time”, as he put it.) They’re called Grand Union. And holy shit, it’s a band consisting of Stephen Hunking and Dave Ramirez of Hypnolovewheel, Sue Garner of Run On, Frode, and Gary Olson of The Ladybug Transistor. Olson produced and recorded at his Marlborough Farms studio in Brooklyn. For good measure, the artwork on their first two singles is by Hamish Kilgour.
Just…pump this shit directly into my li’l ol indie pop heart.