Saturday, August 23, 2014

FYF: We Gone

Shop's closed today through Monday cause we're FYF-ing! Catch us next to the merch tent and grab some slick records and signatures! See you there!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

FYF FEST MEGA POST!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO!!! FYF IS HERE FINALLY!

This year at FYF we decided to go all out. Not only are we bringing the entire shop to the festival, but we have some free goodies and an killer lineup of signings at our tent!

First things first, check out these awesome OV tote bags!

Made in collaboration with Vans with art by the fabulous Michael C. Hsiung and printed by Everybodies Stomached these awesome totes will be free for the first 250 people each day to make a purchase at our booth! Included in these awesome totes (other than the rockin' record you just purchased) there will be a cassette mixtape from Epitaph Records and our quarterly zine! 

We are the only music vendor at the festival, which means we've been tirelessly alphabetizing and restocking hundreds of records and CDs to make sure there is an adequate selection for you guys! This also means that for every act at the festival there will be something to scoop up and add to your collection and possibly get signed... Did I say signed? I wonder where you could get something signed... OH YEAH, OUR TENT. Check out this awesome list of signings that we'll be having this year:



Keep in mind all times are subject to change so make sure to swing by our tent at the festival so you don't miss out. 

Sadly, because our entire store will be at FYF this weekend, the shop will be closed friday-monday. Sorry... but we will be open again for regular business hours tuesday.

Holy cow I can't wait for this weekend! If you're going to be at FYF don't forget to stop by and say hi at our tent, which is located right next to the official FYF merch tent. Seeya there!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THIS JUST IN: God Help The Girl RELEASE/SIGNING PARTY w/ Stuart Murdoch on 9/1!

This just in! On September 1st we will be having a release party/signing for the original soundtrack of the movie God Help The Girl written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian!

God Help The Girl is a musical film written and directed by Stuart Murdoch with all original music made by, you guessed it, Stuart Murdoch! The flick revolves entirely around the music and tells the story of "a better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size of Glasgow."

The movie soundtrack will be released on September 2nd so you will all have the pleasure of being able to get it a day early with (insert drumroll here) Stuart Murdoch himself in attendance! WOW! We're super stoked to have him here hanging out and signing copies of his new album! So come down for some delicious pizza, thirst quenching beverages, and good vibes with Stuart Murdoch and his newest project God Help the Girl. Make sure to preorder the album for a guaranteed spot at the signing. Preorders of the album are available in the shop or online HERE and will be ready to pick up the day of the event.

 Don't forget to preorder and we'll seeya there!


The Muffs RECORD CLUB TAKEOVER + NEW ALBUM + MORE!

Come on down to record club tonight @ 9 PM at El Prado for the premiere of the new The Muffs album!

The Muffs represent punk rock at its finest and are at it again with a new album titled, Whoop Dee Doo released today! With power chords and throaty screams, front-woman Kim Shattuck sticks close to her garage rock roots in their newest album, showcasing exciting new songs that hold true to the original sound of The Muffs. This release is the bands first album in over a decade and we're super stoked to share it! Not only will we be listening to the album in its entirety, but The Muffs will also be there hanging out and spinning some vinyl! The new record will be available tonight and as a "thank you" for purchasing it we'll buy you a drank!

Not only are The Muffs going to be hanging out, but so are our homies Donut Friend! They're so excited about this new album too that they're going to be giving away FREE DONUTS! If you're not familiar with donut friend, we love them! They will be supplying us with awesome vegan donuts named after famous bands.

So come on down to El Prado tonight @ 9PM for an awesome time!

Tragedy, Peace & A Beach Celebration Of Freaks: A New Release Blog Post For The Ages

The Muffs - Whoop Dee Doo (PRE-ORDER) + Hear the record at record club on 8/19!!!! Details HERE


Julia Holter - Tragedy (Reissue)
Trash Talk - No Peace
Benjamin Booker - S/T
Celebration - Albumen
Beach Day - Native Echoes
Eels - Beautiful Freak (Reissue)
Orenda Fink - Blue Dream
Bahamas - Is Afie
Kimbra - The Golden Echo
Smoke Dawson - Fiddle
Polica - Raw Exit 10"
Ryan Adams - 1984 EP 7"
Julia Holter - Don't Make Me Over / Hello Stranger 7"
The Posies - Failure (Reissue)
Daniel Johnston - Fun (Reissue)
Fela - Confusion (Reissue)
Fela - Sorrow, Tears & Blood (Reissue)
Fela - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (Reissue)

+ Pre-order God Help The Girl - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and attend our signing with Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian) on 9/1! More details HERE


Monday, August 18, 2014

OV WEEKLY: The Quiet Before The FYF Storm


Damn Echo Park Rising was good. And now FYF is less than a week away? Things are pretty good. Especially since OV Weekly is here!


Monday, August 18th
Tete @ The Echo!

Making sure your summer keeps on rocking, The Echo have recruited local shoegazers Tete to cleanse you weekly from the grime of hot August days. Self-described as a "cult memory of My Bloody Valentine," Tete mix drone, shoegaze, metal and a taste for gummy worms into a sonic infiltration unit whose only goal is to blow you away. It's a beautiful noise when it all comes together and we hope we can see y'all there every Monday this summer! The guitars start wailing at 9PM, so make sure you aren't late!




Tuesday, August 19th
New Releases Are A Gift Unlike Any Other! The Muffs Take Over RCLA!

Need something to do before the weekend? How about giving some new records a spin? This week we've got an awesome Julia Holter reissue, Benjamin Booker's smokin' hot debut LP, and the return of affordability to The Eels. A pretty good haul all around. Peep the blog in the AM for the full list!



After you've got all the vinyl goodies you can handle, stop by El Prado tonight for an RCLA event for the books: The Muffs Whoop Dee Doo album premiere party!

With Whoop Dee Doo, The Muffs return with their first album in over a decade and we are so stoked to spin it for ya first! As with every Muffs album, front-woman Kim Shattuck sticks close to her garage rock roots, showcasing everything that has made The Muffs one of our favorite female-led bands ever and a OV shop staple! Not only will we be listening to the album in its entirety, but The Muffs will also be there hanging out and spinning some records of their own! As with previous RCLAs, each purchase of Whoop Dee Doo will also come with a free drank as our little thank you. (The other rewarding aspect of the evening will come from Emily's inability to form words).

Not only are The Muffs going to be hanging out, but so are our homies Donut Friend! Fellow Muffs fans, they are just as excited as us for The Muffs new album, and to celebrate, they'll be giving away FREE DONUTS all night!! We love Donut Friend, and with one bite into their out-of-this-world alt-rock confections will have you pinching yourself in delight. It's sure to be an awesome evening with great music, friends and food, so you don't really have an excuse dude, come on down to El Prado at 9PM!




Wednesday, August 20th
Planning For The New Release Future!

So with all the hullabaloo going on with EPR and FYF, we gotta make sure you know what's coming on the pre-order radar so you can snag those limited 7"s and posters before it's too late! So here's a quick little breakdown of everything we've got coming down the OV pipe!

Foxygen - ...And Star Power (Ltd. Button & Matchbook)
Benjamin Booker - S/T (Ltd. Red 7" & Button Set)
Pharmakon - Bestial Burder (Ltd. Red Vinyl)
Goat - Commune (Loser Edition on Translucent Red & Blue Vinyl w/ Bonus 7")
The Rentals - Lost In Alphaville (Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear vinyl)


Thursday, August 21st
Benjamin Booker @ The Echo! The Zombies + Mystic Braves @ Santa Monica Pier!

After premiering his awesome debut LP last week, we are definitely gonna be seeing Benjamin Booker tonight when he takes the Echo by force! Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Benjamin Booker is an up-and-coming artist that you don't want to miss out on. Like, for real. With his own brand of growling, high energy NOLA rock, Booker knows how to kick some serious butt.



Also on tap: As part of Santa Monica's awesome FREE summer concert series, OV alum Mystic Braves will be joining The Zombies at the pier this Thursday night! Talk about a double bill, huh? If you haven't heard of Mystic Braves, well then you ought to, because these dudes craft some of the grooviest, psychedelic jams that we know of. Their 2014 LP Desert Island has been one of our favorite local records of the year and we are super stoked to hear them alongside the stupidly legendary Zombies. Which by the way, if you haven't heard of them, we suggest buying Odyssey and Oracle, a dark room, some good headphones, and dedicating about a week of listening time. Anyways, tonight at the pier is gonna be awesome and we can't wait to see you there when Mystic Braves & The Zombies take the stage!






Saturday, August 23rd
FYF IS HEREEEEE!

Hell yeah. For this year's FYF extravaganza, OV is going all out, bringing practically the whole shop with us alongside some kickass goodies and events. Check out the preliminary funsies below and keep you eyes peel for more OV x FYF news!

First up, we're gonna get you some free goodies: If you've checked out our Insta lately, then you've seen our exclusive tote that we did in collaboration with Vans with art by the talented Michael C. Hsiung and printing by Everybodies Stomached. Pretty slick lookin' ain't it? The first 250 people each day who shop at our tent at the Fest will be goin' home with one of these babies!


What to carry in that rockin' tote? How about a signed record of your favorite FYF artist? Expanding our signings from last year, we've got an awesome slate of FYF homies lined up to fawn over and giggle excitedly. Wanna know who they are? I'd give a peek at the blog tomorrow morning! It's gonna be an awesome lineup!

Lastly, OV will be closed Friday-Monday in service of FYF. We don't wanna leave you hanging, so come slap us some high fives at the festival instead!

For that news and much much more, keep your eyes peeled on our blog, Facebook & Twitter. It's gonna be a great weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

ECHO PARK RISING DAY 2 EXCITEMENT

Are you guys as pumped about day 2 as I am? Check out the DOPE talent we have in the shop today!

TODAY
4PM: Island Boy – What do french house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave have in common? Island Boy.


5PM: Omid Walizadeh – The once hip hop producer digs into his roots to bring us beats and bass injected with a painstakingly curated slew of samples from rare Persian tapes and vinyl from the 60’s and 70’s.


6PM: Tashaki Miyaki – All the glassy chimes and charms of dream-pop with a heart parked hard in lo-fi, garage spirit.

7PM: BOUQUET – Contemplative, art pop. Delicate, smooth and slightly psychedelic, BOUQUET works to marry the auditory and the visual in an intentional, pristine package.

8PM: The Mynabirds – Singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn brings her distinct, soulful vocal to a canvas of percussive, pointillist, pop rock.




See you guys there!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

OV PRESENTS: Black Kids/Torches @ THE BOOTLEG

Join us tonight at The Bootleg for an awesome show from Black Kids and Torches @ 8PM!

Florida natives Black Kids are currently in the midst of a nationwide tour that has brought them to our little town of Los Angeles. These funky indie rockers build their songs around catchy danceable vocal melodies and 80's synth sounds, creating a modern homage to disco and funk. Sure to get you up on your feet, dancing and singing along with them, Black Kids is sure to be an awesome time! Check out their single "Origami" (Oh my god just like us!!!!) below.


Los Angelenos Torches, having just released their new EP, "Endlessly Repeating", are quickly making a name for themselves in the indie rock world. Self proclaimed "dark pop rockers" know how to create a vibe with some songs that'll make you want to close your eyes and chill and others that make you want to rock the heck out. With these hometown heroes there's a little bit for everyone. Check out a live version of their song "Out Of The Desert" below.

ECHO PARK RISING IN-STORES

Listless summer days. Warm colored gradient. Wake, burn, repeat. Rise, set, rise, set, rise, set, echo, set, park, set, rising. What?

ECHO PARK RISING STARTS TODAY.

Now you probably know what's up. You guys are cool - we know this - we're gonna respect that.  (Ahem - but just in case, you can CLICK HERE for the festival's gritty details)

The real magic comes here:
OV has a lineup of Echo Park Rising in-stores all weekend and darn-it if you won't want to come hang here and check them out.

What follows is a list of said in-stores organized by time and day. No time for thank you's - just read:

TODAY
4PM: Bür Gür – Sample-centric indie pop from behind a computer screen- punching buttons, playing guitars. Sweetly singing the tears from your eyes.
5PM: Archer Black – Dense, orchestral indie rock that writes your ears into a movie score. Avante enough for the thinkers, dense enough for the feelers.
6PM: Vug Arakas – Rock and roll and rock and rock and roll. Classic as coke in a can, Vug brings Westerberg style vocals and lyrics into the now.

7PM: Luther Russell – A multi-instrumentalist capable of a veritable triple threat of psychedelic acoustic strummers, piano ballads and road trip rockers.

8PM: Tennis System – When punk straps on its shoe gaze and tops it all with deadpan surf rock vocals. We’re Down.

--------set--------

SATURDAY
4PM: Island Boy – What do french house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave have in common? Island Boy.

5PM: Omid Walizadeh – The once hip hop producer digs into his roots to bring us beats and bass injected with a painstakingly curated slew of samples from rare Persian tapes and vinyl from the 60’s and 70’s.

6PM: Tashaki Miyaki – All the glassy chimes and charms of dream-pop with a heart parked hard in lo-fi, garage spirit.

7PM: BOUQUET – Contemplative, art pop. Delicate, smooth and slightly psychedelic, BOUQUET works to marry the auditory and the visual in an intentional, pristine package.

8PM: The Mynabirds – Singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn brings her distinct, soulful vocal to a canvas of percussive, pointillist, pop rock.
--------set--------
SUNDAY 
TIMES ARE T.B.A. BUT KNOW THAT WE'LL HAVE IN-STORES FROM: 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

PREMIERE PARTY: Benjamin Booker's Debut Album TONIGHT @ 7PM

Come on down tonight at 7PM for a premiere party for Benjamin Booker's self titled debut album!

Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Benjamin Booker, currently on tour supporting his debut album (which is out today), is an up-and-coming artist that you don't want to miss out on. With his own brand of growling, high energy NOLA rock, Booker knows how to kick some serious butt. Before you know it, Booker will have you up on your feet dancing your face off!

So come down tonight at 7 to premiere this awesome new album! We will have pizza and beverages for your enjoyment as well, and who doesn't love free pizza and drinks?! Preorder the new album in the shop or in our online store HERE and receive a limited edition red 7'' and button set as well! Check out his track "Violent Shiver below. We'll see you all tonight!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ECHO PARK RISING IN-STORES

Listless summer days. Warm colored gradient. Wake, burn, repeat. Rise, set, rise, set, rise, set, echo, set, park, set, rising. What?

This weekend the sun and Echo Park rise together for the 4th annual Echo Park Rising music fest.

Now you probably know what's up. You guys are cool - we know this - we're gonna respect that.  (Ahem - but just in case, you can CLICK HERE for the festival's gritty details)

The real magic comes here:
OV has a lineup of Echo Park Rising in-stores all weekend and darn-it if you won't want to come hang here and check them out.

What follows is a list of said in-stores organized by time and day. No time for thank you's - just read:

FRIDAY
4PM: Bür Gür – Sample-centric indie pop from behind a computer screen- punching buttons, playing guitars. Sweetly singing the tears from your eyes.

5PM: Archer Black – Dense, orchestral indie rock that writes your ears into a movie score. Avante enough for the thinkers, dense enough for the feelers.

6PM: Vug Arakas – Rock and roll and rock and rock and roll. Classic as coke in a can, Vug brings Westerberg style vocals and lyrics into the now.

7PM: Luther Russell – A multi-instrumentalist capable of a veritable triple threat of psychedelic acoustic strummers, piano ballads and road trip rockers.

8PM: Tennis System – When punk straps on its shoe gaze and tops it all with deadpan surf rock vocals. We’re Down.

--------set--------

SATURDAY
4PM: Island Boy – What do french house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave have in common? Island Boy.

5PM: Omid Walizadeh – The once hip hop producer digs into his roots to bring us beats and bass injected with a painstakingly curated slew of samples from rare Persian tapes and vinyl from the 60’s and 70’s.

6PM: Tashaki Miyaki – All the glassy chimes and charms of dream-pop with a heart parked hard in lo-fi, garage spirit.

7PM: BOUQUET – Contemplative, art pop. Delicate, smooth and slightly psychedelic, BOUQUET works to marry the auditory and the visual in an intentional, pristine package.

8PM: The Mynabirds – Singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn brings her distinct, soulful vocal to a canvas of percussive, pointillist, pop rock.
--------set--------
SUNDAY 
TIMES ARE T.B.A. BUT KNOW THAT WE'LL HAVE IN-STORES FROM:



It's a big weekend. I'm particularly stoked about BOUQUET so here's some listening material:

WEEKENDS ARE JEALOUS OF TUESDAYS NEW RELEASES

Lucero - Live From Atlanta, November 22, 23 & 24, 2013 (Box Set)
Chris Staples - American Soft
Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne / Fall Harder 7"
The Animals - The Best Of The Animals (Reissue)
John Coltrane - Standard Coltrane (Reissue)
Johnny Cash - The Legend Of Johnny Cash (Reissue)
Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Reissue)
Rick Wakeman - Return To The Centre Of The Earth (Reissue)

Monday, August 11, 2014

OV WEEKLY: Gearing Up For A Marathon At OV!


As part of a new OV marketing program, each new LP purchase includes a dozen roses. Or maybe just a couple petals. We'll see. Anyways, you know what's better than a dozen roses? OV Weekly that's what!

Monday, August 11th
Courtney Barnett In-Store! Tete @ The Echo!

This is gonna be good. After charming our socks off at RCLA a few months ago, Courtney Barnett is BACK and ready to blow us all away with a killer in-store tonight at 6PM! Since starting her own music label, Milk Records, and releasing her acclaimed album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, Barnett has been gaining popularity and critical praise everywhere she goes with her unique style of slack-jawed indie rock. With word, longwinded lyrics reminiscent of Bob Dylan but sung in a "lazy-Tuesday-Australian-drawl" Barnett manages to highlight everyday struggles effectively and creatively, making relatable and humorous songs that are also painfully catchy. We've been huge fans for a while now and can't wait to share an awesome night of music with you starting at 6PM!



After Courtney's awesome set, join us at The Echo for another edition of their Monday Night Residency with Tete!

Making sure your summer keeps on rocking, The Echo have recruited local shoegazers Tete to cleanse you weekly from the grime of hot August days. Self-described as a "cult memory of My Bloody Valentine," Tete mix drone, shoegaze, metal and a taste for gummy worms into a sonic infiltration unit whose only goal is to blow you away. It's a beautiful noise when it all comes together and we hope we can see y'all there every Monday this summer! The guitars start wailing at 9PM, so make sure you aren't late!




Tuesday, August 12th
New Releases Should Never Be Enjoyed In Moderation! RCLA!

This week on the new release front we've got quite the spread going for ya. Headlined by a tasty looking box set from Lucero, this week's LPs also include Chris Staples, Saint Pepsi and some sexy reissues we'll keep a secret for now. Peep the blog in the AM for the full list!



Record Club is back again homies. As usual, bring you LPs to play and receive drinks to loosen up those dancin' feet. It's an alchemical equation for a perfect night out! Lately, we've been trying to make loose themes for you smart ones, but only if you're up for the challenge. We've also got tons of tickets to give away all summer courtesy of Goldenvoice. Check our social media on Tuesday for the latest updates. Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, August 13th
Let Us Pause And Remember The Importance Of Trombones And Cows!



(Yes we know this video is hardly hot news, but this is big.)


Thursday, August 14th
Benjamin Booker S/T Album Release Party!

Come on down tonight at 7PM for a premiere party for Benjamin Booker's self titled debut album!

Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Benjamin Booker is an up-and-coming artist that you don't want to miss out on. Like, for real. With his own brand of growling, high energy NOLA rock, Booker knows how to kick some serious butt. Currently on tour supporting his debut album, we're so stoked to bringing you his album right as it hits the presses! To make things even sweeter, we will have pizza and beverages for your enjoyment as well, and who doesn't love free pizza and drinks?! If you can't wait for Thursday, preorder Booker's new album in the shop or in our online store HERE and receive a limited edition red 7'' as well!




Friday, August 15th
OV Presents Black Kids + Torches @ Bootleg Theatre!

In celebration of Friday, OV has got your concert fix all hot 'n' ready (Little Caesar's style) with Black Kids & Torches tonight at the Bootleg Theatre! Check the press release below and then come dance with us ASAP. Preferably double-fisting some $5 pizzas.

"There are many reasons to put a band together; Black Kids have one of their own. Ask Reggie Youngblood, Black Kids co founder, what drives this much talked about group and he replies. “Our goal is to create music that would incite one to dance and to cry.” On their much-anticipated Columbia Records debut Partie Traumatic, Black Kids -- Ali Youngblood (vocals/keys), Dawn Watley (keys/vocals), Owen Holmes (bass), Kevin Snow (drums) and Reggie (vocals/guitar) hit that goal dead on. Produced by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Partie Traumatic is an infectious fusion of heart and hips; ten songs as energetic and pop injected as they are emotional and reflective; albeit with a knowing if not sardonic twist. "



Before you get your feet twitching to Black Kids, make sure you get some sweat out for LA locals Torches!

"Torches are an indie rock group tied together by a shared nostalgia from the music of their youth and dreams for the future. They have been making their mark in the LA music scene with their dark, indie/rock – filled with lush guitars, infectious harmonies, and pounding, tribal drums. After releasing the If The People Stare EP in May of 2013, the group headlined a SOLD OUT residency at The Echo. They garnered the attention of KROQ, Alt 98.7 FM, KCRW, LA Weekly, FILTER Magazine and shared the stage with bands such as Wild Nothing, Atlas Genius, The Drums, Maps & Atlases and more."




Saturday, August 16th
ECHO PARK RISING DUH!

Keep your eyes peeled for some OV knowledge on the EPR front. Cause it's gonna be good. Stay tuned..



Now that we've planned your week, please make sure to spay, neuter and shower your pets with flowers.

IN-STORE: Courtney Barnett TONIGHT @ 6PM

Come on down to OV tonight for a performance in our loft by Courtney Barnett TONIGHT @ 6PM!

We're super stoked to be having singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett, who's coming all the way from Australia, playing in our loft. Since starting her own music label, Milk Records, and releasing her acclaimed album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, Barnett has been gaining popularity and critical praise everywhere she goes with her unique style of indie rock. With wordy, longwinded lyrics reminiscent of Bob Dylan but sung in a "lazy-Tuesday-Australian-drawl" Barnett manages to highlight everyday struggles effectively and creatively, making relatable and humorous songs (especially to us young people)!

She's fun! She's funny! She's an awesome performer! So come down and check her out tonight at 6PM in our loft! If you're to antsy to wait, check out her song "Avant Gardener" below. See you tonight!


Friday, August 8, 2014

TED TALKS PRESENTS: TED LISTENS EP.4

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THE SONG: "Television Man"
THE BAND: Naomi Punk
THE ALBUM: Television Man
THE LABEL: Captured Tracks

Three-piece, Naomi Punk have made their way from Issaquah to Olympia to (where-else) Brooklyn, out of which they just released their latest LP, Television Man off Captured Tracks. Since their arrival onto the rather visible label (home of Demarco), the band has engaged in an interesting struggle to preserve their underground, DIY ethos (just check their website and you’ll understand). Front-person Travis Coster is quite vocal about this conflict – stating in a recent interview, “There are 17-year-old kids coming up to me asking me how to get signed to Captured Tracks, and I’m like, “Dude, the last thing you need for playing punk music is getting signed to a record label when you’re 17 years old.” The band makes conceited effort to keep things "real," which comes through in their unrefined, rather caustic music.

“Television Man”

As a bass player, I can’t help but wince when listening to the bands who lack them… With that out of the way, if there's a band that can put bass players out of work for good, I would certainly venture to name Naomi Punk.
“Television Man,” the album’s title track, is (so far) the song that intrigues my ears most. It begins with an initial build-up: the snare pounds on beats 2 and 4 while the guitars alternate same-note slams on the rest of the counts – a simple, effective hook that’s completely thrown right when it’s fully established. The tune transitions into the very reason why it caught my ear in the first place – the rhythm play.
The majority of the track is built upon an uncountable drumbeat – a porous, repeated pattern full of accentuated negative space over which jagged, nimble guitar work overlays. The added (or dropped) beats throughout the form put your ears on edge and though this makes for potential to dismiss the tune as self-indulgent “math” punk, the effect is stimulating and not dismissive, compounded by the chorus, which pulls you back with heavy, synchronized drum/vocal/guitar parts. Front-person, Travis Coster’s vocal brings propulsion via his sneering tenor qualities akin to No Age- the lyrics, however, were practically indecipherable. Didn’t bother me.
We've still got some copies in the shop so come check 'em out!