As the founder and frontman of Ames, IA-based indie rockers the Poison Control Center, Patrick Tape Fleming channeled his inner demons into far-flung noise-pop freakouts and fractured but powerfully melodic vocal transmissions. After that band went on hiatus last year, Fleming began to suffer from deep depression and even contemplated suicide. Ironically, it was only upon hearing of the death of his friend Bill Doss that the songwriter decided he wanted to live. The second half of Fleming’s new album as Gloom Balloon, You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Disaster/Fix The Sunshine Pts. 1–7 (An Ode To Bill Doss), is a tribute to Doss in title and in spirit, colorful, malleable and gleefully psychedelic.
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