By Miles Raymer
Updated February 19, 2015 at 05:24 PM EST
Denny Renshaw

New York psych rock outfit CHAPPO has been following in the Flaming Lips’ footsteps for awhile, building an organic fan base while expanding into the festival circuit. Recently, the band signed on with the Lips’ management and struck a deal with Votiv Music, which will release their new LP Future Former Self on May 12. The lead single, “Hang On,” proves how cosmic CHAPPO can be, setting countryish slide guitars adrift in a synthesizer nebula and blasting the whole thing apart with a sweeping chorus that should blow minds live.

“Hang On” is available for purchase at iTunes now. CHAPPO will be hitting the road with Big Data in the spring.