While Angel Guts: Red Classroom might be Xiu Xiu’s most freakish record, I can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed by some of the purely freakish tracks here.
Mogwai’s latest album sees the famed (mostly) instrumental rock band incorporating a lot more synths and electronics with some mixed results.
Some abrasive, strange sounds coming from the band Guerilla Toss on the track “Pink Elephant,” which is a cut from the band’s latest full-length on NNA Tapes. The title of this album: Gay Disco. Hah! It’s pretty clear that these guys don’t take themselves too seriously, but their music is still an eye-wideningly weird portrayal of post-punk, noise rock, and no wave. Enjoy!
While the Debauchees songs and sound are admirably weird, there’s a certain stiffness in their playing that leaves me cold on a few tracks on this full-length debut.
“Need Some Sun” is one of Zammuto’s smoothest tracks yet, not really showcasing a lot of the strange, over-the-top eccentricities that were featured on his full-length debut. What seems most consistent about this track are Zammuto’s esoteric and personal lyrics, which are backed up with tense but quiet percussion and bass. The bassline actually reminds me a bit of something I’d hear Tool toy with back in the 90s–yes, of course I mean that in a good way!
Check a glowing review of Zammuto’s debut full-length below: