Out now is the hallucinatory new full-length album from Phoenix, Arizona-based THE OXFORD COMA, Paris Is Mine, and in the wake of its recent availability, an official video for the record’s tripped-out “Canadian Questionmark” has been issued through the aficionados of the odd at massive horror/cinema portal, Bloody-Disgusting.
Issued alongside the video premiere of “Canadian Questionmark,” THE OXFORD COMA offers their insight into the creative delivery of the self-directed video, which incorporates intriguing and innovative camera and filming effects, bizarre claymation and more into the nearly seven-minute-long track. Offers Bloody-Disgusting, “The video is a psychedelic mind fuck, featuring swirling and shifting visuals as well as utilizing claymation that reminds me of Tool’s ‘Sober.’ It’s definitely a weird video that can easily become hypnotic if you allow it to take you over.”
Get sucked into the warp zone of THE OXFORD COMA’s “Canadian Questionmark” video at Bloody-Disgusting RIGHT HERE.
Paris Is Mine is out now digitally, RIGHT HERE. A limited physical format is set to follow. Stand by for details.
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jalipaz at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Arizona, the independently released Paris Is Mine delivers forty minutes of THE OXFORD COMA‘s self-prescribed psychedelic anxiety rock makes its recorded double-drummer debut, previously only a sporadic factor within their live setup. New Noise Magazine wrote in a 4/5 review, “Though they have been pumping out releases for the past four years, it appears THE OXFORD COMA seem to have finally found their niche with Paris Is Mine. The band’s affinity for experimentation and improvisation, combined with the raw, venomous production, makes for a heavy and eccentric listen.” American Aftermath issued of the record, “When that ill-as-fuck band comes across your radar, you reach out a loving hand and thank your PR rep for thrusting something your way. I was recently introduced to THE OXFORD COMA and, damn. They are siiiick. Sludgy, filthy madness tucked into a nice, neat package. Wait, you don’t know THE OXFORD COMA? Well, welcome to Awesometown.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy called the band’s output, “a style of sludgy desert rock that is a mesh of Kyuss, The Melvins, and a little bit of Sleep,” continuing, “The band really have begun to develop some hybrid sound that works really well, and I can only wish and hope for the best from such a young, promising group. What’s more impressive is that they’re able to create such dense layers of guitar goodness out of only three members.” In a 5/5 review, SkullsNBones declares, “THE OXFORD COMA are ridiculously cool. I could begin by discussing the genre of the band and attempt to pigeonhole the trio from Arizona, but that task is not possible in this instance, so I’ll just settle for ‘cool’… Paris Is Mine is a delicious fusion of psychedelic and stoner rock delivered by musicians that have a deep understanding of how to create a sound that is so intoxicating it simply leaves the listener aching for more. Intense.”
THE OXFORD COMA Live:
9/19/2015 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ *record release show w/ Antique Scream
11/04/2015 51 West – Tempe, AZ w/ Caustic Casanova