Guitarist/vocalist Brannon Barr and bassist Kim Fry began jamming shortly after their meeting in a college dorm. It soon became apparent that they had something very original and unique. "She really knew where I was coming from. I could play a very bizzarre line that most musicians would not even know how to process and she would recognize exactly where it was going and how to best compliment it."
In March of 2004, they unveiled their sonic mutant creations. Excited to hear something different from the standard fare, audiences coming out for a beer and a date stopped talking and started listening when The Mad Scientists took the stage. With the addition in May 2005 of Christina Cooper on drums even more people have begun to take notice.
Kim has described the band's music as "experimental dark psychedelic jazz-metal." It is highly musical and emotional, but also highly enjoyable. After success in their area, the Mad Scientists are wanting to expose more people to their musical mayhem. They have recently released there debut album, Geoparasitism and plan on experimenting on new subjects later this year when they tour outside of Texas.
Their lyrical content adds an essential dimension to The Mad Scientists'persona. Brannon explains, "True culture comes from the people, from the bottom up. In our society,
culture no longer comes from the people; it is planned out in boardrooms and sold to them from the top down. No authenticity can come of this. Our aim is to expose this travesty by presenting something authentic that will help people to reclaim their culture." They certainly present plenty of food for thought. In fact, one of the great aspects of this band is that there are many levels for the listener to enjoy.
-Masquerade of the Macabre: This catchy dancable tune will mutate into an earworm under the right conditions. Watch out!
-Blue Jam Sammich - Blues exposed to radioactive substances. Eat this mutated meal! Eat it, eat it!
-Life Left Behind: Quarky upbeat jazz infused rock.
-The Burning Circus Tent: Insturmental insanity. Escape the fire while you still can. No animals were harmed in the making of this song.
-Geoparasitism: Prog metal with brain blistering time changes and loud experimental noise fests that release you from their grip only once you brain cells have been perfectly rearranged.
-Amethyste: Noise Jazz that's been fermented to perfect level of funk.
-Hideously Mutated Life: Heavy bluesy rocker injecting toxic slime into your brain.
-Soma Holiday - Go to your "happy place" courtesy of The Mad Scientists & Aldous Huxley.
Side effects: Unknown?!?!
-Key to the Universe - Epic psychedelic ballad that opens doors and turns on a dime.
-The Senders: Dark psychedelic metal inspired by William S. Burroughs.
-Slow Collision: Instrumental psychedelic noise eplorations into the the outer realms of beauty and maddness.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Masquerade of the Macabre
2. Blue Jam Sammich
3. Life Left Behind
4. The Burning Circus Tent
7. Hideously Mutated Life
8. Soma Holiday
9. Key to the Universe
10. The Senders
11. Slow Collision