Following their last effort, Liberation, Washington, D.C. denizens Trans Am toured the globe, departing not only from their home base, but from their signature synth and vocoder-saturated style. Recorded in New Zealand and New York and mixed in California, the rollicking rock of the upcoming Sex Change changed the way the trio recorded, as well; instead of developing over many months, the album went from concept to polished product in only three weeks. Proof that maybe a sped-up schedule suits them? “Conspiracy of the Gods” is a drag race of wailing guitars and amphetamine beats. Trans Am rev their motor on Thrill Jockey Records with the release of their eighth album, Sex Change, Feb. 20.
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Trans Am – “Conspiracy of the Gods” DOWNLOAD MP3
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