Two of the three maestros, Simon Posford and Benji Vaughan, (the Younger Brother puppet masters) are looking to shoot their fans up with a suspicious-sounding musical vaccine this March. The name of this vaccination? Vaccine. (Their latest music album.) Now, you may be scratching your head wondering why they would name their album Vaccine; because I admit, I couldn’t follow their Shpongle-y logic either. In all actuality, I was kind of repulsed by their new album’s moniker. The word “vaccine”, in-and-of-itself, gives off a phonetically unappealing type of vibe; I didn’t understand what they were going for with this overly-sanitized medical title. I remember thinking: what kind of weird shit are these psychos getting themselves into, this time?
The repulsion grew when I noticed they were forming some sort of guitar-based, singer-led band. It seemed as if they were undergoing a repugnant alien transformation; going from the truest form of unclassifiably psyched-out, Goa-rooted trance to an electronically popped-out, vocal-based sham. Then when I first saw their video, “Night Lead Me Astray,” I began to lose all hope. It seemed as if Simon and Benji were both recklessly balance beaming over washed-up land. My first impression might’ve been wrong, but check out the video below.