Dark Thoughts - At Work LP + Slumb Party - Happy Now LP UP IN THE STORE

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Dark Thoughts - At Work LP + Slumb Party - Happy Now LP UP IN THE STORE

Post by DrunkenSailorRecords » Fri Jun 15, 2018 13:57

***Dark Thoughts LP Will now ship out on Thursday 28th June to a problem with the pressing***

Dark Thought - At Work LP
Whaddya mean, you don’t know Dark Thoughts? They’ve mastered the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-twice energy of that sneaky subgenre some call ‘Ramonescore’ and made it their own, revelling in hooks and pace while making you wanna inhale a good lungful of industrial strength glue (no, your pritt stick won’t do the job).

The Philadelphia trio have been making a ludicrously addictive noise for a few years now, dropping their self-titled debut back in 2016, and now they’re ready to move out of the shadows and firmly into ‘your new favourite band’ territory.

References? You got ‘em: they’ll call to mind the Bay Area punk of the 80s/early 90s, the I-gotta-weld-that-sound-to-my-brain instancy of Dear Landlord, the in-yer-face-and-out-the-back-of-yer-skull buzzsaw racket of The Queers or The Riverdales (and you don’t even have to worry about that turd Ben Weasel being involved). They’re a goodtime noise for downbeat folks, and they know how to get your subconscious begging for more.

Not many bands will make you wanna spike your boss’ drink with bleach before driving your car into a ravine with the volume turned way up. Dark Thoughts are one of ‘em. Get familiar, asap.
Will Fitzpatrick.

First 100 on Blue.
US release on Stupid Bag Records .
Instant download.

Buy The LP

http://www.drunkensailorrecords.co.uk/p ... sailor-097
Stream the LP
https://drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-work



Slumb Party - Happy Now LP
Debut LP from the Nottingham, funked up post punkers after their debut 7" on Erste Theke Tontrager.

Keep an ear tuned to the underground and it’s odds on you’ll hear some pretty fearsome rumblings. Point your ears in the direction of Nottingham and you’ll find the righteous blast of Slumb Party – a post-punk-skronk party of such hip-gyrating magnitude they’ll make you wanna take a bulldozer to your nearest nightclub and pull shapes on the ruins.

Their debut 7” dropped earlier this year via German label Erste Theke Tontraeger, and with this debut LP following so shortly afterwards, you should have a good idea of their natural pace. Fittingly, songs are concise and snappy, with flashes of everything from the rhythms of 80s Athens, GA (Pylon, early B-52s), the soul/punk hybrid of both The Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up, the hyper-whacked sax rush of the Contortions… plus yer Minutemen, yer Gang Of Fours, yer Shoppings, yer favourite bands with attitude and heads so full of ideas you’ll find yourself wondering why most bands fail to make a sassy combination of arts and smarts sound this fkn essential.

Happy Now is the title of the album, as the band ponder everything from day jobs to the passing of time with an existential fury that’s too clever to be anything other than caustic. It’s not a case of ‘how are this band so good’ as ‘who knew anything could be this good?’ One of the best records you’ll hear this year, but you already figured that out. BRB, just quitting my job to follow ‘em round on the road forever.
Will Fitzpatrick.

First 100 on Clear.
Instant Download
Buy The LP
http://www.drunkensailorrecords.co.uk/p ... sailor-090
Stream The LP
https://drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.c ... ppy-now-lp


Tons of new stuff in the distro from Total Punk, Neck Chop, Hozac, Toxic State, Last Laugh, Almost Ready, Digital Regress etc

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