Golden Dawn Arkestra’s mixture of psychedelia, jazz, and Afrobeat is delightfully weird but also incredibly fun. You don’t necessarily need to know the Austin band’s esoteric influences, like their love of all things Sun Ra. Instead, the Arkestra is an all-inclusive party, devoted to the groove and spectacle in equal measure.
The group celebrates the release of its new album Stargazer with two shows at the Mohawk, tonight and Saturday night. On “Disko,” Golden Dawn Arkestra dreams up some sort of cosmic discotheque where the past and the future collide on the dance floor. Download the song below.