Los Angeles quartet Here Lies Man have dropped an early stream of their new four track EP Animal Noises. The band is led by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas who brings his experience with world rhythms and music into the more guitar riff-based foundations of heavy rock n’ roll. The lineup of the band also features drummer Geoff Mann, the song of jazz musician Herbie Mann and a former Antibalas member and a host of other talented musicians who help to bring Garcia’s vision to life.
Explaining the connection to world music, Garcia explained, “These repetitive guitar figures that happen in Afrobeat music are pretty close to heavy rock guitar riffs. It’s based on the clave. It’s the musical algorithm that the rhythms revolve around. That’s what gives it integrity and is part of this musical conversation going on. I knew I wanted it to be psychedelic and heavy, and I wanted to be expanding on a musical tradition than pretending to be creating something new.”