Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
"Wavepool Abortion (ЖЕРТВА АБОРТА) is a new and exciting proto-pop-punk band featuring Pyotr Reznikov (guitar/vocals) and Matvei Solovyov (guitar/vocals/drums), based in Moscow, Russia. While listeners will surely enjoy Wavepool Abortion's ear for classic pop melody, you may have to dig through some filth to get there. The reward is a half-hour blissful regression to punk's dirty roots--a joyride of almost-on vocal harmonies, guitar solos that swell in and out of feedback, sludgy drum machines, and enough tambourine to fill a cesspool.
"When I heard The Ramones and things, I was like, wow," says Solovyov, 17. "I take my guitar and Pyotr and we made this song so fast." Reznikov, also 17, attributes his interest in punk to popular Russian band Ногу свело! "We sing in English because we like the Beatles," Reznikov says. "Wavepool Abortion is the heaviest thing! It's like maybe The Ramones and The Beatles taking a big shit."
Wavepool Abortion has been making waves in their native city since their live debut last winter. As the leaders of a growing scene of like-minded teenagers, calling themselves "Искусство боли" (The Art of Pain), Wavepool Abortion are the most exciting thing from Russia since the space race. Matvei and Pyotr will finish high school first, but expect their U.S. live debut to follow. In the meantime, this first album of visceral dirt-pop will kick your ass to the gulags." - DZ Tapes
After playing in New York and touring the US and Europe from 2009–2010, in the summer of 2010 McMahon released the Murder Dull Mind EP, a collection of the apartment recordings made while in Beijing, on Sacred Bones. This past January, he began recording for his second full length, Through Donkey Jaw, his first proper recordings in almost five years. Where Murder Dull Mind was sparse, mostly acoustic and almost all first-take improvisation, this new work contains many more fully-realized sounds and songs; it is very much the winter to Murder Dull Mind’s summer." -Sacred Bones
Monday, August 29, 2011
Wow.... I don't Know what to say about this.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Speculator: Nice by altered zones
New Speculator LP Is Hypnagogic Pop Bliss
In case you’re unfamiliar with the term “hypnagogic”, Speculator’s new LP Nice is a good starting point to aid you in your understanding. It is also a welcome breath of fresh air if your not digging the new wave of 90’s style techno that is choking the life out L.A. and New York. Speculator encourages all of his listeners to keep their Hammer Time parachute pants locked away until after 2012; when they will be much more useful. All of that aside, this record knocks my socks off. It is a sleepy time journey through a diamond-encrusted plain. Fans of ducktails, Casino Gardens, Rangers are welcome on this trip, but they should not be disappointed by the lack of 20 minute songs and slowed down Oasis jingles on this album. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of experimentation going on in this record especially found in (Its on) Every Channel and F.E.R.G.I.E. However, what Speculator really does well is blend experimentation with pop, in the most non-offensive way possible. Speculator’s Nice drops via Underwater Peoples on August 30th.