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INUS

Sound description

A pre-postapocalyptic, post-honky-tonk-prog-skronk, space Tropicalia, math-lounge powersilence trio.

RIYL

Innerds, Riververb, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sam Lopez, Optiganally Yours, Secret Apollo, Batwings, California Bleeding, the Locust, Holy Molar, Sleeping People, Phantom Twins

Influences

The Locust, Batwings, Kraftwerk, Riververb, Sleeping People, Tangerine Dream, Holy Molar

Discography

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Innerds was founded by Brandon Relf (Sleeping People) and Bobby Bray (The Locust, Holy Molar). By 2016, with the addition of Chad Deal (Phantom Twins) on bass, the band had changed its name to INUS (The Institute for Navigating the Universal Self), describing their sound as "pre-postapocalyptic, post-honky-tonk-prog-skronk, space-tropicalia, math-lounge."

Their album Western Spaghettification, is a play on words intertwining Stephen Hawking’s concept of spaghettification (what theoretically happens when you cross the event horizon of a black hole) and Spaghetti Westerns, which were filmed in Italy, with Italians portraying Mexicans, to save money. Recorded at UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Music Center and K-Street Studios and mastered by Tom Erbe (who has worked on albums for Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucir), the album was preceded by a single for "Kajillions and Bazillions."

In early 2020, they released a new video for their track "We Are Our Computers’ Genitalia," from their 2019 album Western Spaghettification. The video was filmed by Omar Sanchez with band bassist Chad Deal. “The video was created by Hoyote, a San Diego-based muralist, illustrator, and mixed media artist," explains Deal. "His 2-D animations were projected onto a variety of 3-D surfaces spray-painted white: an outdated computer monitor on a lazy Susan, thrift shop tech offal, a Styrofoam skull, myself and our buddy Omar in a body suit & VR mask. We filmed over multiple sessions in Jamul, In-Ko-Pah, and on Hoyote's rooftop. Then, he added another layer of 2-D animations over the footage. The video tells the story of a person's anatomy being spontaneously taken over by computer parts: a joystick phallus, laptop speaker breasts, vein-like wires, etc., until they are fully transformed into a computer.”

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