Mobile Steam Unit w/ The Wild Hymns & Medusa’s Disco
Electronic, psychedelia, & folk!
May 14, 2016 · 8:00pm
Mobile Steam Unit
January 2014. Early morning.
EPA dirty-water technician Doug Renegleis (pronounced re-nuh-GLESE) awoke from his beach-chair snooze at the edge of the Gowanus Canal to the buzzing of his phone.
It was an email.
Lab tests on the prior week’s collection of Gowanus Canal sludge had uncovered unprecedented levels of ununseptium (element 117 in the periodic table), a highly radioactive evaporation residue resulting from the fusion of calcium and berkelium.
“What?” Renegleis muttered to himself. “That’s impossible.”
Renegleis was turning the phone over in his hand, trying to wrap his mind around the findings, when suddenly a growl came from the canal. Sprinting over to the edge, Renegleis arrived just in time to see what could only have been some type of hallucination: two giant construction workers, possibly twins, heaving mightily at a thick rope the end of which was tied to a hulking mess of goop and metal slowly emerging from the water. Renegleis strained his eyes into focus, the twins strained their muscles, and slowly the instrument revealed itself. Could it be? A giant bear trap.
On that cold January night Renegleis wrote a short a poem. Then BOOM.
In March of that same year four men were found inside a recently pressure-washed subway car, alive but unconscious, piled in a corner by the motorman’s booth and enveloped in a sopping mess of frayed quarter-inch cables and black mayonnaise. Their ranks included a prominent luthier, a Zen HVAC technician, a retired garbage man, and a software rocketeer. Terrified that these men were the victims of some foul chemical experiment, the NYCTA workers turned their power washers on the crumpled bodies and let it rip.
Steam filled the car. The sound of yelling, wild laughter.
Minutes later, they emerged. Cleansed. Ready.
“Where’s my keyboard?” said one.
“I don’t know,” said another. “But I think we’re late for practice.”
This is Mobile Steam Unit.
Blast with Steam
Make It Clean
Medusa’s Disco, is a psychedelic alternative rock band from Lancaster, PA. Born of shared influences and a history of collaboration, musicians Wynton, Alex, Tyler, and Hunter of Medusa’s Disco create a sound that is equal parts hard hitting indie rock and gritty psychedelia with some folk influences to keep things interesting. Excellent riffs and guitar leads are abundant and a tight rhythmic backline provides an upbeat blues feel.
Formed in summer 2012, Medusa’s Disco has released two studio albums, Questioned By A Ghost (2013) & Forked Tongued Fables (2014), and some live material from the Max J Variety Show.
The Wild Hymns
The music of The Wild Hymns is a mix of melodically-enchanting Modern folk and Americana with touches of Gypsy Jazz, world, gospel, rock and ambient/improvisational music. The lyrics and musical compositions/improvisations of The Wild Hymns are greatly influenced by personal and universal love, nature, mysticism and the exploration of emotion and what it means to be human. They are reclaiming the word “hymn”, releasing it from the sometimes limiting beliefs of the church and giving it a new meaning as a song of praise to the natural world, the raw and wild human spirit, and universal/cosmic love..