Today we are excited to exclusively premiere a new track from Will Wood & The Tapeworms. The track “Dr. Sunshine is Dead” comes from the band’s upcoming album, Self-ish, which is due out on August 23rd. These art-rockers have an infectious sound which you will see when you hear “Dr. Sunshine is Dead” down below along with more details.
From The Press Release
The wildly off-kilter and surprisingly infectious work of oddball art-rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms exploded out of the gate with their latest music video for single “Mr. Capgras Encounters a Secondhand Vanity: Tulpamancer’s Prosopagnosia as Direct Result of Trauma to the Fusiform Gyrus” (premiered via Fangoria), and show no signs of stopping as they team up with Horror Society to unveil one of the most arresting and bombastic tracks on the record: “Dr. Sunshine is Dead!”
This hard-rocking, latin-infused progressive rock track features some of the most intricate composition and dramatic performances on the record, including a red-hot trumpet performance by Foxy Shazam’s Nauth. This MyChem meets Mars Volta track is Will Wood’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” twisting and turning at maddening pace a la Mr. Bungle, with just a touch of Man Man and Gogol Bordello influences, and blazing with shredding guitars, growling saxophones, smashed piano, howling vocals and a 5/4 breakdown.
Will Wood and the Tapeworms are building an entire subculture of fans, subverting the norms of both mainstream and countercultural music. Spearheaded by the “intriguing and histrionic” (Star-Ledger, 2016) singer-songwriter Will Wood, the eccentric five-piece is releasing their sophomore LP Self-Ish, a crowd-funded concept album, on August 23rd. The album features the impressive musical talents of Matt Olssonof Frnkiero andthe Cellabration, Alex Nauth of Foxy Shazam, and has been produced by Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
This highly unusual and borderline avant-garde concept album makes its advance debut on August 19th at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ, where Will Wood and the Tapeworms will be performing the album front-to-back cabaret-style, covering the stage with confetti and face paint and bringing their theatrical tunes to life. Tickets are available online via links below.
Biography: Will Wood and the Tapeworms are a five-piece experimental rock outfit based out of northern New Jersey, lead by singer/songwriter and pianist Will Wood, who appeared entirely out of nowhere some time in 2015. Armed with cleverly-crafted and surreal anti-folk songs, Wood assembled a group of performers and began crashing around New Jersey covered in face paint and confetti. Unusual instrumentation, foreign scales, and highly theatrical performances give Will Wood and the Tapeworms a unique and hard-to-define voice. Will Wood and the Tapeworms dress up in drag and bowties, barrel around the stage hollering at the top of their lungs, and unpredictably swing from collapsing to their knees to collapsing into each others arms. And while the Tapeworms pump up audiences, Will Wood entertains with shockingly honest comedy and personal anecdotes about his life as a true eccentric. They regularly perform on the NJ/NY indie scene and plan to begin national touring soon.