Yea, that’s right, it says Kayo Dot in that title. This is the band that put out an album, everyone sort of forgot about for 6 months, and then they discover it as if it was released yesterday. Kayo Dot gave us humble yet eager folks here at HBnBM a chance to interview them back in November last year, right after their show at BackBooth in downtown Orlando, Fla. Oh boy, must I say how excited I was? Kayo Dot was a band that I was lucky enough to stumble upon whilst exploring the internet. Coyote had just come out the previous month and I downloaded it just because I liked the name. “I’m influenced a lot by King Diamond‘s lyrics and so is our lyricist Jason Byron (ex-Maudlin of the Well). He quit playing music to study the occult full time,” lead vocalist Toby Driver said. If you haven’t looked these guys up yet, prepare to be dazzled. Kayo Dot is one of these groups that doesn’t stop at just bass, guitar, drums, vocals. They’ve got horns! They’ve got synths! They’ve got finely written poetry that will keep you guessing at the existential crisis that is your existence for days! Hubardo, which we had the pleasure of hearing that night, is Kayo Dot’s 7th release in there musical career. This album is paying off for them so far, as they’ve been invited to play SXSW this year. Don’t even ask me to describe this band in a genre. It’s just not possible without going into so many different qualifiers that I’d probably invent a few and some Metal Archives dweeb would steal them as his own while his mom checks his tax return to see if he has enough money to Afford an MDF ticket this year. Go purchase this record now–if you haven’t already–and be prepared for these guys in the future. Compositional masterpieces such as this are on the rise nowadays as we immerse ourselves even farther into what is becoming a mainstreamed culture of genre-bending and dynamics.