Hear Ultra Q’s New Single ‘Klepto’

Oakland-based alt-rockers Ultra Q have shared their third single “Klepto” from their upcoming debut album, My Guardian Angel.

While it has some of their energetic punk and garage rock sound, the song shows Ultra Q going in a more experimental, indie direction weaving in more elements of synth, shoe-gaze, and post punk.

Speaking about the song in a press release frontman Jakob Armstrong says “This was one of my favorite songs to make. “Klepto” was an older track that we resurfaced for the album. When I was making those older demos, I was really into some Eastern European post punk bands. The demo I made was drowned in reverb and the drum machines sounded industrial.

“I view this track as my jumping off point for the whole record, it’s the emotional thesis. I wrote it soon after several large traumatic events had occurred in my life and having something to work on was very therapeutic. I think this song became a sort of anchor for me. It defined the place where this record came from and glued everything together.”

Check out the song’s surreal video below.

“Klepto” followed previously released singles “VR Sex” and “I Watched Them Go.” My Guardian Angel arrives June 9th via Royal Mountain Records. Pre-order it here.

This week, Ultra Q head out on a brief California tour in support of the new album with Together Pangea. The tour kicks off March 16th in Ventura and wraps up March 26th in Fresno. Tickets on sale now.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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