Enigmatic dance-pop project Mono Mind created by Per Gessle is based in Sweden, but features input from collaborators based around the world. Initial single "Sugar Rush" was briefly made available in 2016, but the project made its formal debut with "Save a Place" in 2017. While the group was presented with collage-like portrait graphics and pseudonymous members, the song featured vocals by Helena Josefsson and Roxette's Per Gessle, and publishing information revealed that David Guetta co-wrote the song. Following its release in July of 2017, "Save Me a Place" began picking up airplay, and climbed up the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
Equal parts psychedelic and psychotic, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats take listeners on another mind-melting, proto-metal journey on their trippy third outing, Mind Control. Every detail - from the sound that feels as influenced by the harmonies of the British Invasion as it is by the ominous blues of Black Sabbath, to the archival-looking album covers - helps to give the album the feel of some sort of forgotten gem rather than a modern invention. And while listeners might not find much in the way of innovation on a record like Mind Control, there's plenty of trance-inducing fun to be had, making it a must-listen for those who like to spend their days in the psychedelic end of the pool.