MEGAFAUNA: new single out


The single “Saturday Sunday” is avalaible to be streamed here

On the song the band’s Dani Neff says: 

It’s a math rock love song. The song’s about wanting to escape society and normal reality with the person you’re in love with, and hoping they can help you feel whole. “Take shape. Break up the Frame… Shake out the dark inside of me.”  I was drawn to simple lyrics to balance out the odd metered riffs and structure.

It took forever to figure out the song structure! I wrote that main guitar part in 5/4 during the pandemic. After trying it several different ways, we eventually recorded our rehearsals, then pieced together various versions in GarageBand and chose our favorite.

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Megafauna releases its expansive sixth full-length album, “Olympico” in April 2023. Working with producer/engineer Charles Godfrey (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, …Trail of Dead, Swans, Holy Wave), they have collectively shaped an energetic and diverse record that adds to the Megafauna canon. The opening line sets the tone as Neff curiously sings “Say goodbye to normal people” on the track “Sunday Saturday”. The following tracks pulse with their signature rock sound before giving way to lighter moments like the psychedelic bossa nova of “Sometimes Island” and the indie math rock number “Dozer”, highlighting the band’s wide palette and sonic range. The album confidently meanders through touches of shoegaze, doomy stoner rock, sludge and various corners of the heavy, progressive and alternative rock esotera. Neff titled the album “Olympico” after a character in Claire Lispector’s novella “The Hour of the Star.” This character is the epitome of a sexist man but for the purposes of the record, Neff turns him into a woman and changes the spelling. One theme winds its way throughout the album: women grappling with the patriarchy. On “Sunday Saturday”, Neff sings about wanting to leave the world and break the frame. In Dozer, Bi Postal and Rage of the Queen, we hear of revolutionary protagonists actively attempting to upend the system, pleading in “Dozer” – 

Megafauna once again venture to provide “a psychedelic excursion” (SPIN), “[steal] all the gnarly riffs in the world” (NOISEY), balance “the perfect mix of brainy and brawny” (Pop Matters) to blow your mind and “shatter your car windows” (Consequence of Sound). Fittingly the album ends with “Rage of the Queen”‘s final lines – “Make waves. Don’t wait. Choose fate. Checkmate.”

Performing at Levitation Festival, curated by The Black Angels and The Reverberation Appreciation Society, Megafauna flexed their latest material alongside French psych-rockers Slift, as the show was lauded by the festival community. No stranger to touring, they have sharply cut their chops across US and European stages, performing alongside Cursive, Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Treefort Festival, SXSW, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Norman Music Fest, and more.

Such as their namesake, the band crafts massive, heavy and momentous musical moments but with a beautiful, natural and melodic touch. To that end, Megafauna carry the weight of their sonic forebears while they define their own path and break the neurotypical patterns of heavy rock. 

MEGAFAUNA: new single out
MEGAFAUNA: new single out

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