"Tracking the album dates back tens of thousands of years at UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Music Center, a sexy building in La Jolla California that cost over 60 million dollars to build. The album was then shelved and left to ferment for another couple of thousand years. Recently we were contacted by the Zandarian hive mind to finish the album, and so we did—you don’t want a Zandarian hive mind guilt tripping you out of bed every morning, trust us."
- Bobby Bray (INUS)
Read the entirety of the interview between Bobby Bray and Cvlt Nation discussing the upcoming release of INUS' LP, Western Spaghettification, as well as listen to the newest track, There Was a Fish in the Percolator, here.
INUS (aka The Institute for Navigating the Universal Self) is a pre-postapocalyptic, post-honky-tonk-prog-skronk, space Tropicalia, math-lounge powersilence trio from San Diego, California. Poking fun at the failed for-profit universities of yesteryear, the band’s live performance interweaves blistering, calculated bursts of noise with educational slideshows that riff on subversive political commentary, dada-surrealist sci-fi, scathing social critique, fake news, space cults, infomercials, spoofs on the Department of Defense, and shout-outs to corporate sponsors. The result is an unapologetically bold, utterly ridiculous, and serious-as-all-hell multimedia showcase of sophisticated polyrhythms and hog-wild-future-amusement-park timbres with vocals ranging from ring-modded falsetto to rumbling Tuvan throat skronking. INUS was originally formed as a two-piece under the name Innerds in 2011 by guitarist/vocalist Bobby Bray (The Locust, Holy Molar) and drummer Brandon Relf (Sleeping People). The band has shared the bill with left-field luminaries including 2UP, Head Wound City, The Molecules, Corima, Retox, Upsilon Acrux, Bastard Noise, Horse Lords, and Atomic Ape. Joined by bassist Chad Deal (Phantom Twins) in 2016, Innerds was reborn as INUS and finished the recording of Western Spaghettification.
Western Spaghettification will be released digitally as well as on red vinyl through Three One G Records on August 9th. Preorder, here.