ARMY OF MUSHROOMS, released today (May 8) on Dim Mak Records, is INFECTED MUSHROOM’s eighth and most stylistically varied album to date. It made its debut at #1 on iTunes’ Dance/Electronic Albums chart and #47 on the overall album chart.
“This is really huge news for myself and us at Dim Mak that this orchestra of music on this album hit #1 on iTunes,” states Dim Mak founder and label head Steve Aoki. “We are the biggest fans and supporters of Infected Mushroom and with this album you can hear the direction they are going in diversifying their sound production and composition. Go Infected Mushroom!”
Singer Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani says, ”Holy Fu*#! Infected Mushroom has the #1 dance album in America, ahead of David Guetta and Tiësto? What happened?”
Known as masters of psytrance, INFECTED MUSHROOM’s Duvdevani and Erez Eisen take a slightly different direction on ARMY OF MUSHROOMS, blending sounds of electro and dubstep into their mix. The album, which garnered a 7 out of 10 rating from SPIN.com, features singles “Nation of Wusses,” an instrumental, and “U-R-So-Fu**ed,” which has the duo dipping their toes into dubstep laced with an operatic vocal. The music video shows the guys wrestling eastern European female wrestling stars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpFzESVN-xU&hd=1). The album also includes a 2012 remake of fan favorite “The Messenger.” There’s also a unique drum n’ bass inspired cover of the Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender” which can be heard now at The Hollywood Reporter: www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/foo-fighters-pretender-infected-mushroom-cover-320456.
To support their new release, INFECTED MUSHROOM will tour with a brand new stage show. Departing from a band format, the new live performance will feature only Duvdevani and Eisen set against an incredible three dimensional landscape, designed by Heather Shaw of Vita Motus Design Studio (Amon Tobin ISAM). Vello Virkhaus of V Squared Labs has taken up the challenge of creating and mapping the media content onto the structures, which will bring INFECTED MUSHROOM’svisual and sonic journey to life. The show will be officially unveiled this Saturday, May 12 at Avalon in Hollywood, CA, with information ona national tour to follow soon.
Take a peek at the teaser here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnCZPYKCg9g
Track listing for ARMY OF MUSHROOMS:Nevermind
Nothing To Say
Send Me An Angel
U R So Fu**ed
Nation of Wusses
Serve My Thirst
Drum N bAAsA
The Messenger 2012
About Infected Mushroom:
Originally formed in 1997 and hailing from Kiryat Yam, Haifa District, Israel, INFECTED MUSHROOM has certainly left their stamp on the electro dance and rock genres, having worked with the likes of Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) and Jonathan Davis (Korn), in addition to twice being voted among the world’s “Ten Best DJ’s” in DJ Magazine (however, they do not DJ). In the process, the group has issued such hit albums as 2009’s Legend of the Black Shawarma (which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums chart) and scored such dance hits as “Killing Time” and “Smashing the Opponent.”
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.