Tuesday, September 7, 2010

THE PHEROMOANS - C26 (Night People)


Yet another awesome cassette tape from Iowa's NIGHT PEOPLE label.This is a great one,too.The U.K.'s PHEROMOANS are making quite a glorious racket this year.They've had a handful of releases on various labels like Sweet Rot,Hozac,Night People,Convulsive,and even the young Aural Pleasures imprint.Their sound is a primitive clatter.Rules and regulations don't apply to this.Nor does the word "cohesive".This tape is 28 minutes of angular,bare bones garage-punk at it's finest.So pure and uninhibited.This reminds me of Door and the Window's quicker moments,and The Shadow Ring in their most primal form.Heavy on treble and easy on the studio tricks.Their charm lies in the fact that there is absolutely no production value,whatsoever.
With Pheromoans,what you see isn't exactly what you get,but what you hear is exactly what is being played.It's hard to tell whether or not some of these tracks are live or being recorded in a tin can full of glass.Angular guitars play slightly out of tune,as the drum kit falls apart around them.The punk-turned-poet vocal warbling is not unlike that of Mr. Mark E. Smith's (pre-football announcer), but less coherent and way more spiteful.This band is sharp and inventive,and they're output is insanely expansive.Pheromoans are owning 2010's lo-fi art-punk resurgence.Goooood shite.A new LP is out soon on Convulsive, and a cassette/cdr reissue of their oop 2007 cd-r is out now via Aural Pleasures
See Night People for the tape.