ROPE TRICK is the term given by physicist John Malik to the curious lines and spikes which emanate from the fireball of certain nuclear explosions just after detonation.


The Philadephia-based psych rock duo is comprised of Indrayudh Shome (guitar, vocals) and Nathanael Totushek (drums), members of Queen Elephantine who are described by Rolling Stone India as “mind-expanding” and by Terrorizer Magazine as “incredible,” as well as the international group Ayahuasca Dark Trip.

For fans of Fela Kuti, Colour Haze, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Lightning Bolt, Queens of the Stone Age.



“Marked by low-end groove and swells of volume and thrust… Gradually developing but not moving slowly by any means… jazzy, loose-swinging, but never without a sense of direction behind it.”  —The Obelisk Top 12 Short Releases of 2017 (More)

“The duo have managed to create a sound which most quartets are incapable of producing… Hypnotizing and alluring… draws you in, sees you sink 11 minutes of your time in to a single track, and yet still want more… One album of their sludgy psych rock simply is not enough.” —The Moshville Times (More)

“Every single part of these two tracks is exactly where it needs to be… The way some lines are there to chime out into the cosmos, while others are cut short and turned extremely sharp. You will be shivering and swaying along with every move they make.” —Stoner Hive (More)

“Epic journeys to the center of the mind. If Jandek fronted Cream but kind of forgot where he was it might sound something like this. This album is all you ever wanted, and more.”  —The Noise Boston (More)


Spring 2024 ▼ East Coast

4/12 – Somerville MA, The Rockwell
4/13 – Providence RI, AS220
4/21 – Queens NY, Trans-Pecos
4/26 – New Haven CT, Three Sheets
4/27 – Dover NH. Flight
5/4 – Philadelphia PA,  Haus of Yarga
5/10 – Baltimore MD, The Crown
5/11 –  Richmond VA, Fuzzy Cactus

Spring 2017 ▼ West Coast

4/14 – Seattle WA, Blue Moon Cafe
4/15 – Portland OR, High Water Mark
4/16 – Eugene OR, Black Forest
4/19 – San Francisco CA, El Rio
4/21 – Los Angeles CA, Cafe NELA
4/23 – Anaheim, CA, Doll Hut

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