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Really. And West Coast Sound has got the exclusive MP3 download to prove it.

Swahili Blonde is a brand new Manimal Vinyl act founded by Nicole Turley, a former drummer and singer in local Afro-punk dub band WEAVE!.

Word is she sat down in a room full of instruments she didn't know how to play (says the Swahili Blonde press release) until a star-studded crew of experts arrived to help her realize her musical fever dream.

More or less. Turley does play a great deal of the instruments on her funky, post-punk and Krautrock-inspired new album, Man Meat — and make no mistake, this is her project — but she also gets some very high-profile help.

The two Johns — guitarist Frusciante and bassist Taylor — are at the top of the list, hailing as they do from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Duran Duran respectively.

Violinist Laena Myers-Ionita, who plays with the Like is also part of the project, as are multi-instrumentalists Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) & Michael Quinn (Corridor).

Swahili Blonde will be playing a record release show on Saturday, July 10, at Echoplex.

Now, listen here:

DOWNLOAD: Swahili Blonde – “Elixor Fixor” [MP3]

Man Meat tracklisting:

1. “Elixor Fixor”

2. “LeMampatee”

3. “Tiny Shaman”

4. “Dr. Teeth”

5. “Red Money”

6. “Release the Ghost”

7. “Tigress Ritual”

LA Weekly