Thursday, September 22, 2011

RIP Purple Rhinestone Eagle

In the words of Purple Rhinestone Eagle...

"Dear friends & fans, after 6 years of shows, tours, and recordings we have decided to go our separate ways. We know this may come as a big shock to many of you but the time has come for the three of us to begin and fulfill other projects, commitments and life adventures. We are absolutely grateful for all the support you have given us over the years. We will never forget the love our fans have shown us. We wish that we could continue on but alas it shall not be. Thank you for everything. ♥ PRE"

We are as bummed as you are! Bye, Bootsie LaNasty. 

New Geffika split LP with Skimask

Geffika / Skimask Split LP (Sophomore Lounge)

Geffika side, Oh hey, "Houdini," "Killing Technology," and "Pussy Whipped" fans you will like this band. This second offering by Chicago duo, Geffika, is another tutorial in the mud, mire, and ooze of heavy music. L.A. natives, Jessica Calvanico and Geoff Thais, have assembled these lengthy tracks in their practice den (tea room) and help spread their sludgy gospel with help from Skimask. 
Skimask, the sludge continues but only as a base coat to the extreme fuzz and energy that makes up this Boston group's sound. Not unlike Load Records artists, Skimask pummel you with their songs and make no bones about it. Electronic textures mingle in between the squall of live drums, guitar and gritty (yet provocative) vocals making for a enjoyable (yet hung over) experience. 

Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies with silk-screened sleeves on Sophomore Lounge (Wishgift, Geffika, Fielded, Animal City, Slow Horse).

Available from Sophomore Lounge or Reckless Records