Swahili Blonde's mastermind, Nicole Turley
Swahili Blonde's mastermind, Nicole Turley

Exclusive: Members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, the Like, Warpaint, WEAVE! and Corridor are... Swahili Blonde

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.

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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"


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