Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Whew, another great record from down under this year. Oh sure, with two great entries already coming in the form of Siltbreeze's Fabulous Diamonds and Naked on the Vague it seems like the Aussie records making their way stateside couldn't get much better, right? Well wrong you'd be as Memphis' Goner Records has issued the stateside version of Eddy Current Suppression Ring's 2nd album Primary Colours and this thing hasn't left my turntable in quite a few days. The band play off the 70's punk vibe that's been tearing through Memphis, Atlanta, etc.; pairing incessant thudding bass with shreds of guitar and vox that fall right down the Verlaine highway but with a tinge of that Aussie accent. And I know, "sure it's another garage punk album out in '08" but this one grows on you and grows quite fast. It's those VU bass lines and the disaffected charm just clicking like a past classic unearthed that does it. However you want to categorize it though this is simply just a good, solid, fun record and what more could you ask than that anyway? Goner's still got this on wax and honestly that's the way you want to hear this one, so head there soon before they're gone.
[MP3] Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Colour Television
[MP3] Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Which Way To Go
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