Meet Mind Meld, a local quartet of no small pedigree earnestly ploughing their way through the stoney top soil of the 70s AM Gold canon on new single “You’re Not Free”, released today on Mock Records and premiering here on Lo-Pie.
Made up of LA musicians Bert Hoover and Erik Lake (Jesus Sons), Jeff Fribourg (ex-Froth, Numb•er) and Liz Tooley (Permanent Records), Mind Meld has only been playing out since early summer but they’ve already racked up an impressive gigography opening for similarly Sabbath-y bands like the Meatbodies, Feels, Zig Zags, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. With no official bio and only the barest social media presence, Mind Meld seem intent on keeping things somewhat mysterious-ish for now—aside from those #bigtime gigs, like this Friday’s opening set for FIDLAR. As for the music? No mystery there. “You’re Not Free” is the same kind of cleanly produced, respect-the-classics guitar rock Bert Hoover has been making for years under various monikers. Sharp as a tack with an admirably dogged dedication to form, slot “You’re Not Free” somewhere between Foghat and whatever comes after Foghat.*
“You’re Not Free” comes out today as a screen-printed gold flexi on Mock Records. Order your copy here.
*This is not a dis, I like Foghat and eff you snobs for assuming otherwise.