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A banger, a burner, a stormer, a stomper, a top jam — Call it whatever you want, but the back to square one approach the LA duo, No Age, has taken for their forthcoming album, An Object (8.20 on Sub Pop) has resulted in a vital, top jam ca;;ed “C’mon Stimmung.”
It was in an interview with Spin where Dead Sprunt explained how they worked to unlearn their past six years of experience and get back to that Weirdo Rippers vibe where they were just learning how to be No Age and the songs were movements and pieces, not necessarily songs.
One can certainly hear what they were getting at in that interview on “C’mon Stimmung.” The track begins with shifting, electronic movements of unknown provenance, and quickly pivots into a punk stomper. However, unlike those early recordings which made up Weirdo Rippers, the obscure sounds are not contained to intros, outtros and segues. It’s a permanent, persistent, and very much welcome, weirdness, one which announces in no uncertain terms, No Age is gonna rip again.
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Destruction Unit’s “Sonic Pearl,” is the type of track which got all stoked about these noisenik punks in the first place. It sounds like breaking things, with rhythm and guitars. Their album, the Void LP released earlier this year, unfortunately, was only half about breaking things and half about wanking to feedback.
My message to Destruction Unit for the new album they have planned on Sacred Bones later this year is a simple one: More breaking things and less wanking, and your career will progress splendidly, with much adulation and much wreckage. Shit, I bought the 7″ before the song ended and you burned me once already. There’s gotta be, what, another 2,000 people out there in this vast world of ours who would be willing to shell out for more jams this fierce? This is just, like, one man’s opinion, of course, and you are more than welcome to get zonked and zone out to buzzing gear, but I think we both know who’s right. “Sonic Pearl” is available for pre-order on 7″ via Suicide Squeeze.
Cleveland’s Horriblefest has a reputation and most of it dates back to its first time ’round in 2005 when a near riot broke out after a member of the band Rot Shit tossed a live eel into the crowd. The Black Lips and King Khan and
The Shrines BBQ Show were headliners. People tend to forget that part.
Ever since that first year, however, the promoters have had a hard time hooking the casual music fan who thinks of Horriblefest as a binge drinking event with music. Sure, the bands and the fans will get wild, and this year’s edition, taking place at Now That’s Class and Mahall’s 20 Lanes, May 16th – 19th, features an omelette bar opening at 6 AM on Sunday for those who want to keep the good times flowing, but it also has a solid lineup of punk, hardcore, garage-rock and indie that should appeal to those who aren’t in it (just) for the blackouts.
Timmy’s Organism (Friday Evening at Now That’s Class) Rippin’ garage rock, past releases on In The Red and Sacred Bones Records.
Nervosas – Unstable (Saturday Matinee at Mahall’s 20 Lanes) Columbus garage rockers who straddle that fine line between pop and punk without being the dreaded pop-punk.
True Sons of Thunder (Saturday Evening at Now That’s Class) True Sons of Thunder feature Eric Friedl, founder of Goner Records, and Oblivians.
Richard Papiercuts (Friday Evening at Now That’s Class) Richard Papiercuts’ “River of Shit” is not embedded below, although I’m sure it’s a perfectly fine jam.
Pink Reason (Saturday Evening @ Now That’s Class) Remember when shitgaze was a thing and Columbus bands Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit were in the headlines? Pink Reason was a part of it, too.
Obnox (Saturday Evening at Now That’s Class) For those who don’t know, Obnox is the solo project of This Moment in Black History’s Lamont “Bim” Thomas where Bim mixes up punk, noise and hip-hop into one nasty stew. That’s a compliment.
UV Race (Friday Evening at Now That’s Class and Saturday Matinee at Mahall’s 20 Lanes) The weekend’s headliner’s are not only doing sets on consecutive days, but they’ll be around Thursday night when a
movie starring one of Melbourne’s finest up-and-coming bands plays at Now That’s Class.
UV Race hail from the same Melbourne, Australia scene which has produced The Eddy Current Suppresion Ring, Dick Diver, Total Control, Boomgates, Bits of Shit, and probably a whole mess of other bands cooler than American bands. Considering ECSR’s Mikey Young was an early supporter of UV Race, a frequenter producer of UV Race, and a collaborator with Dan Stewart of UV Race in Total Control, it should be no surprise that they share take similar, back to basics approach to the whole punk-post-punk spectrum. “Glam,” from their forthcoming Queens of Punk EP (on No Patience), may conjure visions of Bowie and Bolan, but its execution is more like Iggy Pop being bombed out of his mind in Berlin. It is not sexy. It’s wobbly, distorted, deranged and ace. That last adjective being the important one. Stream the rest of the Queens of Punk EP here. UV Race will be the headliner at this year’s Horrible Fest at Now That’s Class May 16th – 18th. Visit Now That’s Class for more details.