Friday, January 15, 2010

WRMS - Spreaders

WR002 - CS ($4)

Spreaders is a band that has come a long way in a very short amount of time. It is difficult to believe that the same band has released both The Friends EP (Free download!) and this cassette within the same six month period of time. And, although I am head-over-heels for their droney new releases, the WRMS EP represents all that I first fell in love with. Although they have mentioned to me in the past how they grow tired of this descriptor, the sound presented on WRMS is some sort of freakish hybrid between black metal and surf music. Pounding drums, heavy bass riffs, and scratchy vocals meet melodic, poppy guitar sounds, creating the most amazingly unlikely musical harmony ever. Clear cassette tapes with a light splattering of blue paint plus full-color j-cards. Lazy Roar has seven copies for distribution, however only 35 were ever made.

OUT OF PRINT - Email if you're interested, I might still have a copy laying around!