I'm writing this down before I forget because it feels like I will definitely forget later. You cannot pretend something like this. It is apparently from 1995 and was released on the Mambo label, that may or may not be defunct, as an LP. I cannot understand this. It is insanely psychedelic lo fi indie rock. Glam bands made this type of noise too, right? Anyways this isn't glam or psychadelic, it's very youthful sounding, but maybe youthful in 1965, they do get sloppy at times. Reminds me of Simple Machines indie as well. This is up there with The Velvet Underground, but it was released in the mid 90's. It's sorta like if the 1990's were 1960/1970 but only through the scope of 80's radio stations. I can't explain to you how much none of this makes sense, all I can really say is that it is totally exceptional and out of the left field. I don't know anything about this band, if you do please give me knowledge.
The Green Windows - The Green Windows
Sunday, December 20, 2009
As Super Sunshine Scum shows in my last post, this stuff is not new, so I don't know why individuals act like it is. Still, it is pressed only in small quantities and made for purists of the DIY scene to enjoy only, I doubt that scenesters give any shit about these types of bands aside from 'partying with them.'
This is noisy music, yet again, and it's interesting to say the least. I sort of wish that this stuff would be recorded in better quality, but some of the songs would lose their slick edge. Watching You Fall would probably end up sounding like a Joy Division/Radio Head (I get that vibe) worship song than sound like a simple little snippet of Kevin Debroux (Pink Reasons) life; seeing that since it is still more than two minutes it still manages to sound a bit cut off from the actual end, leaving you wanting more of something. First half is really enjoyable and gives some interesting look into Pink reasons.
Electric Bunnies is really fussy, but not in that crazy, wacky way that's filled with sass. It's just, weird? The Colorful Teardrops track sounds exactly like what it's called, this is really good and seems to be a lot more fleshed out than usual for this music. Their second song on this is the occasional noisy jam that makes the boys jump up and down, it's okay and isn't a fair track to compare to Colorful Teardrops. Either way it's up your alley.
5/5 stars. I probably shouldn't have written this one.
Pink Reason & Electric Bunnies - Split 7"
Posted by Manuel Mayhem at 9:37 AM
I don't know how to describe this band. This is from the mid 90's. It's not bad and it is not anything I think everyone would like. It's pretty level headed for being noisy punk music. Most of this stuff sounds the same and gets lumped in the same category for being noisy because of the recording/quality, but that's not the end with a good portion of these bands. This one though, I don't know. There's some lady shouting in the back, at least I think, and there's a dude that is the main vocalist, I guess. From time to time this gets groovy and I really want to say it reminds me of Nu Metal, but it's not Nu Metal at all. It would probably be right to compare them to Melt Banana, which isn't far off since Sunshine Super Scum is from Nippon. It gets loud and crazy and sometimes repetitive but not repetitive at all. The third song on here, Village Church, is a good representation of this band; unpredictable, explosive, enjoyable, loud, fist pumping, angry, groovy, makes you want to jump out of your window and circle pit. 5/5 stars.
Sunshine Super Scum - Two Reactions 7"
Posted by Manuel Mayhem at 9:16 AM