Thursday, February 28, 2008

Clinic...Do It!

British psychedelic garage rockers Clinic will return April 8 with their fifth album, Do It!. The album was mixed by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon), and in a recent article Clinic frontman Ade Blackburn said it has a contrast between mellow and weirdness. "We heavily chopped up the song structures so they're not standard verse/chorus. It makes the record hard to pin down and unpredictable, quite a surreal mixture."

Somehow it all blends together into a colorful dose of psych-rock, and at 32 minutes the album is just long enough to get the job done without wearing off. Clinic has been creating music for over 10 years, still it sounds unique and they never repeat themselves. Pre-orders for Do It! are at Domino, where it is described as "a summer album, a warped technicolor celebration. Pop music and severe cut-ups going from melody to acid psychosis to acoustic, usually in the same song."
Clinic will tour the U.S. in May, including a stop in Austin on May 23rd at Emo's. Tickets, $13 right here. They will structure the show into two sets, the first being a performance of Do It! in its entirety, followed by a second set of tunes that are selected by fans via request. I am voting for The Bridge.