Hot on the heels of  XL427’s January 2020 release of their Thee Attack LP, Poptek Records announces a remix collaboration between XL427 and Mensa Deathsquad.  The “Ideas” single was released September 24. 

For those unfamiliar with the story,  XL427 is the shoegaze-leaning, melodic, dream-pop band of Andy Ingram, who is also a member Kris N., Jill & Micah, Second Best, Ruetschle, and the Poptek Records figurehead. He’s also a survivor of the West Nile virus. September 24 is his self-dubbed “I hate mosquitos day,” the anniversary of his diagnosis.

Mensa Deathsquad is the dark synths/electronics-based alternative solo project from Kansas City, Missouri-located Brandon Phillips (The Architects, Other Americans, Brandon Phillips and The Condition).

Follow them on Bandcamp here.


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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