Thursday, August 15, 2013

Joanna Gruesome - Sugarcrush

It's looking like a very decent end of year for albums, and one real dark horse is emerging in the form of Joanna Gruesome's Weird Sister, out 9th September on home of the hits Fortuna Pop! We've already heard Secret Surprise; a steroid-enabled reworking of a song originally found on their 2011 self-released EP begins deep in dissonace country, cuts away to sweet vocal melodies while never quite letting go of the frantic rhythmic pace and post-Sonic Youth scrap metal yard blasts of proto-noise guitar, then slides into a coda two and a half minutes or so in that's frankly a right no-wave commotion. An aural cleanser and a statement of serrated intent alright.

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