Medusa’s Disco is a very peculiar Freak Psychedelic Rock group from Lancaster, PA that has been captivating audiences all around the United States for almost 5 years now. Within this time the band has released 3 full lengths, 2 EPs, played in front of 10,000 intoxicated people, toured to SXSW, performed nude at a vampires clothing optional party (well MOST of the band was nude at least…), and many more odds and sods, leaving deep and memorable impressions in their wake.
Fusing together elements of psychedelic/stoner, indie, progressive rock and even some jazz nuances, Medusa’s Disco merges classic and newer rock influences; everything from Led Zeppelin to Primus to Queens of the Stone Age.
Their live show is certainly a feast for the eyes. Standing center stage is Wynton Huddle, sometimes wearing horns, sometimes a top hat, sometimes covered in fake blood, sometimes real blood. His shattering, powerful vocals and engaging stage presence can quickly reel any audience in, as if he were a pro fisherman going in for his greatest catch. Next you have Hunter Root, giving the appearance of an angel you met on a bad acid trip, decked with his Abraham Lincoln top hat, psychedelic attire, and vocals with unique flair and shake unlike any voice you can compare to. Watching his curly golden hair fly while he wails his guitar is like the greatest spaghetti meal you’ve never eaten. Alex Aument on the drums provides a thunderous and tastefully placed uproar. It is not every day one comes across a drummer with this much passion and energy incorporated in every hit, like every strike he places will be his last. His dynamics and unique time signatures only prove to get better with age, like that unlabeled bottle of whiskey in your Fathers Basement. Finally we have Jason Shearer on the Bass, despite being the most fresh meat of the band, he is more like the salivating dog, eager with anticipation to take huge bites out of these meaty tunes, and give them a whole new vibe; all while effortlessly adding just the right harmonies to complete the trifecta of this bands strange choir.
Medusa’s Disco is currently working on new material with plans to tour throughout July, cutting a single and music video, a west coast tour in September, recording an album in October, and getting vinyl for their most recent release, ‘Ripe’.
Ripe is their 3rd full length, released on April 2nd, 2017, and has already received many appraisals and reviews from fans and reviewers alike, even including an album review from Russia (R.A.I.G.). Produced By Wynton Huddle as well as David Patterson II, the album is a more psychedelic/progressive direction for the band, featuring some their most lengthy material to date and plenty of experimentation. Ripe was recorded inside a Studio Garage in New Holland PA that’s goes by the name ‘Black Bandana Land’ and is the final release with their former bassist, Ty Smith.
Next year they have plans to tour to Australia, Canada, and hopefully the UK. Ready to take over the world one weird vibe at a time.