|Photo by Angel Ceballos|
L.A.'s VUM create a dawn-to-dusk soundtrack of moody organ tones, dirty drum machine sounds and Jennifer Pearl's deep, ghostly voice on their new album, Psychotropic Jukebox (vinyl out Dec. 3). To celebrate the release of the album, the trio, made up of Christopher Badger and Amoeba alumn Pearl and Scott Spaulding, is playing The Echo in Echo Park every Monday in December. The residency shows are free and start at 8:30 p.m. The shows will run as follows:
12/2 with The Parallelograms, HOTT MT, Conway
12/16 with Fang Moon, The Present Moment, Black Mare
12/23 with Death Valley Girls, DJ Mahssa (Mount Analog)
12/30 with Intimatchine, Net Shaker
We caught up with Pearl prior to VUM's residency to talk about their terrific new album.
How did your approach to making this record differ from your previous recordings?