Archive for the ‘Synth Punk’ Category
CELLPHONE is Michael Wirth Broth, Eric J Farber (Easy Boy, Truman Peyote), JM Leon (Easy Boy) & Alex Janssen (Guy Dallas, VOWLS). They are a synth-punk group that exist somewhere between the tri-axis of Miami, Boston & Toronto. Imagine a pubescent Black Flag with a 707, Juno 60 and Futurisk fetish and you might be close to the sound storm on this cassette. Recorded, mixed and mastered in Polyphasic Studios. ESSENTIAL!
PO-010 (Limited Edition of 100)
One Last Shot
Buy cassette $7.00 (includes free digital download of the album)
Named after the Brian De Palma film about the intimacy and invasive nature of sound recording (in his case a metaphor for filmmaking), this EP finds Toronto’s VOWLS eavesdropping on Pop music. The a-side Burlap swaggers around a drum machine beat that sounds like a New Order 45 played at 33rpm, with thick psychedelic layers of hazy MBV keys and VU ur-strum. The b-side is a much darker affair, which starts off with a creeping dub bassline surrounded by swirling electronic buzzes and floating voices. It then evolves into a throbbing call and response dirge that calls to mind Joy Division as much as it does Aphex Twin.
limited edition 7″ (white vinyl) $7.00
download EP $1.99