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Simian Mobile Disco "Nerve Salad (Edit)"

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We're glad to hear James Ford and Jas Shaw are ditching the vocal-pop inclinations showcased on their most recent record for the kind of depraved, mechanical churning that made parts of Simian Mobile Disco's debut, Attack Decay Sustain Release, so insidiously catchy. As the title for "Nerve Salad" might insinuate, SMD's new single sounds something like the random firing of impulses resonating from within a robot programmed to kill (or at least maim). Barren clicks, bleeps, and bloops surround the consistent chug of the song's meticulously rhythms. "Salad" rises and falls in intensity without ever reaching a boiling point, but will likely stand as a bit of downtime when heard within the context of SMD's inaugural mix album for a new series curated by NYC jump-off Fixed.

Simian Mobile Disco is Fixed comes out October 12.

Nerve Salad (Edit)

Nerve Salad (Edit)

Nerve Salad (Edit)