Upsilon Acrux Premiere "Smells Kline" Music Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Upsilon Acrux.

The track, "Smells Kline," is from the band's latest album, Sun Square Dialect, which was released April 14 via New Atlantis Records.

Upsilon Acrux have gone through several incarnations over their 20-year run. Now featuring founder/guitarist Paul Lai, backed by two drummers, another guitarist and a Rhodes piano, the Los Angeles band's intricate compositions are polyrhythmic...and polyunbelievable.

Sun Square Dialect was recorded at Infrasonic Sound (The Jesus Lizard, Death Grips) and the Record Plant (in the room where Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction was recorded, by the way). It was mixed and mastered by Pete Lyman (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Xasthur). You can stream the entire album right here.

The "Smells Kline" video was directed by Dylan Louis Pecora.

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Damian Fanelli
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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.