In 2005 the Coachwhips ended their run of live rock orgies with a final and now infamous show at a Brooklyn loft, but not without first burning through over 70 songs that cemented their names as legends of noise. Through spilt beer, lost shoes, and an overflow of shameless devotees, the Coachwhips deliver shot after shot of primal sound. One's body can only respond to the Coachwhips with spasms of instinctual dance. Formed in the weird streets of San Francisco and lead by the prolific John Dwyer, the 'whips put down what can only be described as modern classics'. Because truth be told, you'll only want more when the music stops. The Coachwhips aren't going out with a bang, just one long, noisy fuck.
"Double Death-- like any Coachwhips album-- remains entertaining and action-packed throughout" --Pitchfork
"San Franciscan devil children the Coachwhips scored best-in title and cover art honors with 2004's Bangers Versus Fuckers, which depicted a cute pooch lovingly tonguing his chocolatey barnyard pal."
"Peanut Butter and Jelly Live at the Ginger Minge is another goddamn home run, a reminder to bad livers and un-showered dancers everywhere that looking's free, but touching's gonna cost you something" --Pitchfork
Guitar Wolf is one of the original garage punk rock bands to emerge from Japan. The trio - which consists of guitarist Seiji, bassist UG and drummer Toru- formed in 1987 along with groups like 188.8.131.52's, Teengenerate, and Mad 3. They strongly believe that the essence of their style originates from the pure fundamentals of rock'n'roll. You can always count on Guitar Wolf to put on the most charismatic performances. Their shows are always loud, chaotic, but at the same time humorous and always unpredictable.
Released through Sony Japan's Ki/oon Records and licensed in the USA by Matador and Narnack.
"Since their inception in the late-1980s, Guitar Wolf have blasted out a raunchy, raucous version of the American rock'n'roll of the 1950s. Following in the footsteps of the Ramones, the band injects punk attitude into its stripped-down rock and notoriously over-the-top live performances" --Pitchfork
"Japan. British and American rock `n' rollers can try to match the distortion, intensity and all-around rockocity, but they are still yet to even come close" --The California Aggie- T. Earl Nichols
Seiji, Billy, and Toru have a grasp of very loud, very fast, and very, very dirty rock that verges on the stupendous. For these guys... raw talent is the only explanation, and this explosive trio has plenty. --PopMatters.com
Born from the ashes of noise/rock outfit Hammerhead, guitarist/vocalist Paul Erickson and drummer Jeff Mooridian found their musical talents reincarnated in Vaz. The duo that took its first steps in Los Angeles, soon found its running legs taking the two noisemakers up and down the Pacific Coast. The growing Vaz got strong breathing West Coast air and with one giant leap flew over their quaint Midwest homes landing with both feet firmly planted in Brooklyn. With a new home and new member, guitarist Adam Mark, Vaz channeled its extra energy into The Lie That Matches the Furniture. Vaz's third LP exhibits the only crunchy fills and chaotic melodies that could ever match this giant's dark, overcast rock.
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