Mark Sultan: “Believe Me”

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Mark Sultan: “Believe Me”

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

Mark Sultan can often be found cooking up garage punk under the name BBQ with Berlin soulmate King Khan, but he’s just as good as a one man wrecking ball. For the past twenty years, Sultan has taken the ethos first laid down in “Louie Louie” to heart: play fast, play loud, and play weird. He’s just launched his own imprint and studio, Chompazoid, all the better to beam out his 120-second barrages. The “date unknown” given on his Bandcamp for his new 7″ seems about right. The b-side, “Believe Me,” takes about a half-dozen psychedelic ideas and crams them into a succinct, era-defying single. You’d do right to take him at his devilish word.

“Believe Me” appears on “Ophelia” b/w “Believe Me,” out via Chompazoid. Mark Sultan plays Hotel Vegas on Tuesday, August 16.

–Art Levy // host, Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX