Fast-rising heavy psych rock band MONDO DRAG has just released its debut album, New Rituals. The Davenport, Iowa-based quintet’s mind-expanding new record is in stores now — on CD and limited edition red LP — via Alive Records.
Merging exciting psychedelic rock with an electric blues edge, MONDO DRAG delivers a sound that references the past while pushing forwards towards the future (Jimi Hendrix, Pentagram, Blue Cheer and even Pink Floyd are part of the band’s musical lexicon, while Sonic Youth hints to its current references). MONDO DRAG’s first-rate live performances have become a thing of local legend in and around its Midwest home and have seen the band share stages with artists such as Sleepy Sun, Dead Meadow, Witchcraft, Radio Moscow, Jennifer Gentle, The Dodos, Cass McCombs, Awesome Color and Monotonix to name a few. With a hulking wall of sound, an arsenal of guitars and a head full of clouds, MONDO DRAG is on a rock n’ roll mission.