Uni Ika Ai is a Japanese dish that translates as ‘sea urchin squid love’. It is a blending of flavors, an attraction of opposites, working to create something more beautiful together. The project was born out of a desire for improvisation and experimentation, when Peter Lalish (Lucius) and Maia Friedman (Bobby) began writing and making demos together in 2014. When Tom Deis (Via Audio) and Dan Drohan heard these recordings, they were inspired by the seed of a brilliant new band. The four veterans of the Brooklyn music scene felt a new and different sound come alive. After playing together as a full band only a handful of times, they went into the studio intending to record an EP and came out with a full length album, engineered and produced by D. James Goodwin (Devo, Yellowbirds, Landlady, Kaki King, Bob Weir), to be released in 2016. The album finds beauty in perfect doses of peace and chaos, and far exceeds the sum of its parts.