By Nadia Noir

Red Hot Chili Peppers fans have bemoaned the absence of John Frusciante ever since his departure from the band in 2009, but the cult-status musician has decided to team up with a veritable super group of rock musicians to create a new band called Kimono Kult.

The experimental rock band will include Omar Rodríguez-López of Mars Volta and on guitar (and more), the amazing Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows on vocals (she has the persona of Bjork and the voice of PJ Harvey), and of course, Frusciante shredding away on the guitar.

Other band members include Nicole Turley, Dante White-Aliano, and Laena Geronimo. The instrumental line-up includes violins, synths, trumpets, and a slew of guitars that has been described as “four songs of electro/dub/afro-beat/avant-freak/jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy.” Sounds terrifically trippy and if they double-billed with Atoms for Peace, we might be stuck in a hallucinogenic loop forever.

Kimono Kult’s first EP, Hiding In The Light, will be released via Neurotic Yell Records on March 4th. Check out their bandcamp here.

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