TRACK PREMIERE: ALTAR EGOS “MATE IN CHECK”
Altar Egos is the L.A. band formerly known as mothdrops—currently including Jake Stein, Brendan Snyder, Andrew Giurgiun and Keveen Baudoin—and “Mate In Check” is their first single and first contact with the population of planet Earth, too. “Mate” sounds like a 66 UK pop-psych band who somehow discovered a Neu! or Harmonia album from the slightly distant future. It’s a gently dreamy song that dissolves into light and color at the halfway mark and then cheerfully resolves into a kaleidoscope climax. “Mate” and more will be on an EP due out in April, and Altar Egos has a few shows coming before the end of the month with a Jesus Sons residency visit on Mon., Feb. 26, and a slot opening for Low Hum (reviewed here) at the Moroccan Lounge on Wed., Feb. 28. Flyers below!