Stream Little Lizard’s “Earthlings”
We recently posted a far out Little Lizard single “Earthlings” from their then forthcoming record of the same name. That album has since officially been released via Guilt Ridden Pop (10/23) so we’ve been dabbling in it during bouts of sanity in between existential crises around the pandemic, election, and even the shuttering of the City Pages.
We’re pleased to report that Earthlings is pretty fucking bonkers, in the best way possible which underlines the aphorism that just when you think you have heard it all, someone will manage to surprise you. In this case that surprise takes the form of funky synth pop punctuated by trombone blasts (which seems like two things best kept in different universes but somehow work here). LL is inspired by a love of Sci-fi and cheesy Horror movies and that love is evident in their embrace of a fun, goofy sound that blends elements of each (and yes, there is theremin).
Earthlings is primarily instrumental though containing vocal samples. Duo members Shea Daniel and Lizz D swap instruments with each other throughout, knitting a continuous stream of spaced out, lo fi, highly danceable tunes. If you could use a little levity (and honestly at this point, who couldn’t?) you can stream and/or purchase the tunes below, crank them loud, and expand your definition of dancepop to surprising and pleasurable degrees.