Sounds good. Blistering riffs on 8-string guitars ride over odd-meter polyrhtythmic double-bass drumming interlaced with synth breaks and other electronica. All 12 tracks from Weightless are available for preview from the video below.
photo: Jerryjohn Photography
Animals as Leaders was founded by DC native Tosin Abasi. The first album began as a solo project for Tosin, with drums programmed by Misha Mansoor. Weightless is a band effort, with Javier Reyes on guitar and Navene Koperweis on drums.
When legendary guitarist Steve Vai first heard Animals as Leaders he said: “I felt as though at last, I was hearing the future of creative, heavy virtuoso guitar playing. It’s quite amazing.”
The new album is available direct from Prosthetic Records, and on Amazon and iTunes. Animals as Leaders are currently touring North America with Between the Buried and Me.