Greg Saunier, the drummer behind the frenetic noise-pop band Deerhoof, tends to speak in the manner that he drums: inexhaustibly, with idiom, but with a flourish that's unmistakably his own. He's translated those qualities of percussion to the current project of our focus, Mystical Weapons, a psych-jam free-jazz odyssey consisting of Saunier and the de-facto legendary Sean Lennon, occasionally with Shahzad Ismaily. It is this trio that performs on Friday, December 5 at Union Pool. It is also this assembly--with the sounds of a projector run by Martha Colburn--that appear on the group's second album of the year, out today, Black Friday, on Northern Spy records. It's called Crotesque, was recorded for a WNYC live session, and it's an exploratory freak-out odyssey with crossover appeal in circles of rock, psych, and improv. Saunier took a few minutes to chat with us.
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