Noise rock heroes Cherubs return with ‘2 Ynfynyty’
Cherubs’ new full-length “2 Ynfynyty” is the noise rock titans’ first new album since their 1994 classic “Heroin Man.” After officially announcing their long-rumored return last year, the Austin-based band has been releasing select tracks from “2 Ynfynyty,” and early reviews suggest the album, released on Tuesday, is well worth the 20-year wait.
For the uninitiated, the short-lived but highly-influential Cherubs emerged out of Texas in the early 90s with a droning, fuzzy, drugged-out sound that incorporated plenty of humor and horror in equal measure. King Koffey of the Butthole Surfers released the band’s debut album, 1992’s “Icing,” on his label Trance Syndicate, but it was Cherubs’ follow up, “Heroin Man,” that is generally thought to have achieved legendary prestige for the band.
“2 Ynfynyty, ” was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) and has garnered comparisons to contemporaries like Queens of the Stone Age and modern acts like Pissed Jeans. Fans of stoner-rock unfamiliar with Cherubs would do well to check out the band’s new album, as well as their original releases, which they’ve made available via most major digital outlets.