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Will Wood & The Tapeworms Premiere Bombastic Single “Dr. Sunshine is Dead!”

he wildly off-kilter and surprisingly infectious work of oddball art-rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms exploded out of the gate with their latest music video for single “Mr. Capgras Encounters a Secondhand Vanity: Tulpamancer’s Prosopagnosia as Direct Result of Trauma to the Fusiform Gyrus” (premiered via Fangoria HERE), and show no signs of stopping as they team up with Horror Society (LINK) to unveil one of the most arresting and bombastic tracks on the record: “Dr. Sunshine is Dead!”

This hard-rocking, latin-infused progressive rock track features some of the most intricate composition and dramatic performances on the record, including a red-hot trumpet performance by Foxy Shazam’s Nauth. This MyChem meets Mars Volta track is Will Wood’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” twisting and turning at maddening pace a la Mr. Bungle, with just a touch of Man Man and Gogol Bordello influences, and blazing with shredding guitars, growling saxophones, smashed piano, howling vocals and a 5/4 breakdown.

Stream “Dr. Sunshine is Dead!” Exclusively via Horror Society HERE

Will Wood and the Tapeworms are building an entire subculture of fans, subverting the norms of both mainstream and countercultural music. Spearheaded by the “intriguing and histrionic” (Star-Ledger, 2016) singer-songwriter Will Wood, the eccentric five-piece is releasing their sophomore LP Self-Ish, a crowd-funded concept album, on August 23rd. The album features the impressive musical talents of Matt Olssonof Frnkiero andthe CellabrationAlex Nauth of Foxy Shazam, and has been produced by Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan.

This highly unusual and borderline avant-garde concept album makes its advance debut on August 19th at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ, where Will Wood and the Tapeworms will be performing the album front-to-back cabaret-style, covering the stage with confetti and face paint and bringing their theatrical tunes to life. Tickets are available online via links below.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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