While Fu Manchu's music has been alternately described as stoner rock, surf-punk and desert rock, the truth is that it's all of the above. Rolling Stone probably said it best when it described the band as "a transcendent distillation of Seventies rock heaviness and Eighties punk aggression." Over their two decades of existence, the SoCal quartet has perfected the art of the riff, mastered the depth of the groove and sharpened the edge of the hook.
Recorded at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, CA by the band and producer Sergio Chavez (Motörhead, Helmet) and mixed by Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, Danzig), 2009's Signs of Infinite Power could well be dubbed "a reawakening" of Fu Manchu as the record delivers monstrous doses of the group's punk energy, hard rock drive and psychedelic crunch in spades.
From the instant the album's lead track "Bionic Astronautics" soars from the speakers, it is undeniably evident that Fu Manchu was as primed and hungry as ever before. The record holds the sound of a band rocking purely for the sheer joy of rocking; amps cranked to 11 and revved to maximum overdrive. Limited edition 180g vinyl pressing of 500 copies courtesy of Beat Generation.