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Spoonfed Tribe a psychedelic sonic-visual experience

Spoonfed Tribe will return to Albuquerque after more than a decade.

It’s little things in life that make Chad Cocuzza.

“Take the power nap,” he says during a recent interview. “It’s about 10 or 15 minutes of sleeping, but it can improve your entire day. It gives you the energy you were lacking.”

Cocuzza is a founding member of the experimental rock outfit Spoonfed Tribe.

Formed in the Fort Worth, Texas, in 1999, Spoonfed Tribe is a musical/visual group known for mesmerizing live shows combining hypnotic walls of percussion, psychedelic sonics and mind-expanding visuals.

Since its debut, the Tribe has remained on the road, building a sizable fan base inspired by appearances at music festivals.

The band has released eight albums, including 2010’s “Live From DFW” and “Enjoy the Ride” in May 2013.

For the past two years, though, the band has remained low-key with new music.

And that’s going to change.

Cocuzza and crew have been working on ideas for new music and hope to have something out before the end of this year.

“We haven’t really been touring since the release of our last album in 2013,” he says. “We’ve rested up some and feel like we have a new energy. We are excited about getting back out on the road.”

Cocuzza says that instead of putting together a full-length album, Spoonfed Tribe is going to concentrate on smaller bodies of work.

“Releasing EPs seems to be the way the music industry is working these days,” he says. “It’s a way to keep the overhead down because the band wouldn’t need that much studio time.”

As with previous albums, Cocuzza says, the band is still fueled by life events.

“We write about what we know,” he says. “That’s the way we know how to connect with the fans. We’ve also been very lucky to be able to dig into our own catalog and rework some of our songs.”

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