New Music Of The Day: Bosco Rogers – ‘Post Exotic’ (Album Premiere)

Brighton duo Bosco Rogers first showed up on our radar eighteen months with their fuzzed-out EP ‘Googoo’ that sat somewhere between Dandy Warhols’ infectious likeability and Temples’ ‘60s psych revival. One EP later and they’re back with a lush, summery debut album called ‘Post Exotic’ – out on Bleepmachine on July 15 – made up of of psych-inflected garage rock that will brighten even the darkest day

Experimenting with guitar textures, tape delays and junk shop organs, the band recorded half of ‘Post Exotic’ here in the UK, half in France, and mixed it in New York. One half of the duo, Del Vargas, explained the album’s esoteric title thus: “It’s taken from a literary movement by French author Antoine Volodine (which consists solely of him writing under various pseudonyms). He creates post-apocalyptic, surreal, alternate realities, mixing the wonderful and the mundane, that’s something we can relate to. “

As for what inspired the sound, you just need to inspect the country’s dire need for happiness, says Vargas. “The world is in a pretty dark state at the moment, everything seems to be falling apart at the seams and we wanted to shoot some joyous, healing musical goo over the proceedings.” It’s just what we need – take a listen below, and see the band’s UK live dates underneath:

See Bosco Rogers live in the UK here:
Jul 14 The Albion, Hastings
Jul 15 Rough Trade East, London