Sounds Like: The New Mastersounds, Lotus, Galactic, The Meters, Medeski Martin & Wood
Label: Long Blade Records (unsigned)
Bio: Founding/current Throw Rag members Daniel "Scorcho" Lapham and Francis "Franco" Cronin have finally realized a long-standing dream of forming an instrumental group that melds sexploitation soundtrack muzak, skunk funk, and technodeath fusion.
“Sonically, the New Rome Quartet snatches a lock from every cigarette-singed instrumental genre worth its weight in polyester. While the drummer propels a sand-swept vibe of starlight and sugar cane, circa 2525, the songs dip their toes in everything from Dick Dale’s first slide into infamy to the throbbing other-worldliness of ’70s camp classic Vampyros Lesbos. Fittingly, their music is best put to use as a soundtrack to something beyond complete mental collapse. The quartet performs on the fringes of a projector’s glow, backs turned to a towering psychedelic reel that befits their groove-oriented workouts engulfed in a cloud of jazz cigarettes and PBR.”