Note: Vinyl LP comes packaged in a gatefold "Pop-Up" sleeve!
Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, these members of Arab On Radar, Whore Paint, Empty Flowers, La Machine, and Bossman play music. The kind that inspired Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore to buy them drinks the last time they played Brooklyn.
So what does the music sound like?
I retrieved this from an e-mail sent by Jeff Schneider (apparently very late at night):...
song one begins with a part that is derived from a raga by Ali Akbar Khan... goes into a raw fugue where the rhythm section is out of time with the guitar and vocals. The title, "FAREWELL MYTH" which is much like "Give My Regards to Broadway" ...a goodbye to Sammy and all the boys at the Shangri-la.
fourth, "CLOCKWORK" - any hip person living in Brooklyn or L.A. or Mobile could tell you what is good about this song... we listen to Television and The Modern Lovers right along with the worst of 'em, except we get something different out of the whole experience.
song seven is "NAPALM SPRINGS" a freak-out for those of us who like Harry Pussy and Cock ESP and other folks who see it necessary to vent at times. Mingus bass, screaming...
10th is "ULTRAVIOLET ARMS"... Suicide, Amon Duul II, No New York, No Wave in generalÉ ya know, Mars n' stuff.
next is "FACE OF THE EARTH"... this is an MX-80 Sound song that we covered because we love it.
last, twelfth... is "BLACK RABBIT" a one way trip to insanity, an orgasm of sorts, the 21st Century answer to White Rabbit now that we are sure the world is not going to survive much longer.
I hope that's a good enough answer.
released October 4, 2005
Rebecca Mitchell: vocals
Jon Loper: bass
Dare Matheson: drums
Jeff Schneider: guitar
Recorded by Keith at Machines With Magnets
Design by Dare Matheson,
Jill at Beware of Camera and Mark Fischer