Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, (producer/writer of Polica and Gayngs), Isaac Gale, and Stefon Alexander (P.O.S.). With multiple drummers (including Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, both of Polica), a slew of electronic instruments, and highly effected vocals, their live shows are a violent onslaught of improvised yet tightly woven, jagged, intricate experimental sound.
Marijuana Deathsquads "The River" is based on a piece written for Czeslaw's Loop, a two day art installation on the Mississippi River that took place in North East Minneapolis in May 2011. Marijuana Deathsquads performed as a 14 member band (7 drummers), in the rain, on a houseboat and homemade floating stage in the middle of the river. The studio version, recorded at April Base studios under the watchful eye of BJ Burton is an experimental masterpiece.
"The River" is a 30 minute piece. The track is split between sides, with a particularly placed locked goove repeating .666 seconds of the lead up, before you flip the 12" and let the beat drop, and the ensuing chaos begins.