"Space Academy" bounces on a buried acoustic strum with sustained major chords and thumping, gamboling tom toms, steadily building to something majestic. While I haven't buckled down to make out all the words, I daresay this is a much more optimistic song that we're used to hearing from Eat Skull's devolved blues-punk or lo-fi synth-noise incarnations. It's a terrific track.
The new Eat Skull album, III—surely named after the Chicago and Led Zeppelin albums of the same name—comes out on Woodsist on February 19, and Eat Skull play a release show at Mississippi Studios on February 22.
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