It’s difficult to place a measurable value on a band that’s content and confident enough to declare itself “Worthless” on its own. But shouldn’t it always be that way? Absolutely anyone can value or undervalue song, sound and subject – and everyone knows the grass is always greener.

What should be kept in mind in the worthless chase for measuring musical merit is the act of creation itself. And what Worthless have created is “Greener Grass,” their new 7” on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, their third official release and, it turns out, the first thing they’ve officially recorded as a true, multi-dimensional, physical band.

You see, the super-sunny, sweet alone-tone bedroom-doom vibes that have fertilized “Greener Grass” in particular and the Worthless sound in general owe their origin to a definable source: Curtis Godino’s solitary bedroom blast-offs, running riff after riff through the air in hopes of trapping an elusive ghost of a song.

Godino – also one of the engines that drives the high-wattage, absolutely-not-worthless visual crew known as Drippy Eye Projections – got good enough at trapping those ghosts that they eventually came to life, in the form of song collections – last year’s BBiB-released “Keep Sleeping” cassette, among them – which were recorded alone, or with friends. Most notably Skyler Toski (vocals, guitar, bass) and Nicole Zamfes (Vox Super Continental). And on “Greener Grass”, Annique Johnson (vocals), Francis Perrott (drums), and Joey Lynch (provider of the freaky flute on “Freakout”), join in on the farout merriment.

And while “Greener Grass” shows the now fully-realized band promoting various sonic strategies to achieve “high-growth,” this EP is also planting the seeds for further Worthless fruition, in the form of a full-length LP to be released by BBiB early in 2015, and certain to be worth its weight in green. – Ryan Muldoon


“Brooklyn day trippers Worthless brought us hymns of lysergia with the release of their album Keep Sleeping on cassette and digital from Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. The psyched out trio is made up of Drippy Eye Projections’ Curtis Godino on sitar, strings and vocals, Skyler Toski on guitar and Nicole Zamfes on the organ controls. On “We’ve Always Been Here” they take you to those places that Ravi Shankar told you was possible, George Harrison attempted, where the world becomes enraptured into one global village locale of timeless peace.” – IMPOSE

Freakout is like flying away on a speck of dust that’s floating around your room on a sunny morning, going towards many different directions all at once but on a warm current that keeps it afloat. You look down at your hand and notice flowers beginning to grow between your fingers, you look up in sweet confusion as somebody opens the window and you fly outside, the sun beacons becoming your vessels towards the greener grass that’s on the other side. Your new fingers of flowers grow to be dandelions and their seeds fly towards the purple green sky. You stare at the sun and close your eyes in a smile, when you start to hear a distant, familiar sound that gets closer and closer and starts to rip you away from this magical land. Now you sadly start to realise that the sound is that goddamn alarm clock and that this was all just a dream, and you automatically do what you do every time you wake up. Freak out.“ – Is Your Clam in a Jam?


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