Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

Reviews From: Punk
Pit Er Pat - The Flexible Entertainer

Pit Er Pat - The Flexible Entertainer

Pit Er Pat
The Flexible Entertainer
Label: Thrill Jockey Records

Techno-toreadors flinging slithering rhythms within jigsaw salsa and chip-rock hopscotch, Chicago’s mischievous synthesists bend rules and dance around reason. Machinery and mayhem melt into infectious raves and alt-rock ecstasy as swerving dub-influenced dervishes conjure convoluted conga lines unwinding behind rubbery Arabic trappings mutated, leeched and unleashed among mad jumbles of electro-punk.

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Puerto Muerto - Drumming For Pistols

Puerto Muerto - Drumming For Pistols

Puerto Muerto
Drumming For Pistols
Label: Fire Records

Bruised serenades, galloping punk-rockabilly foxtrots and ragged border town blues lock and tumble into a circus of shadowy cadaver ballads and brooding, alt-rock burlesques. Brilliantly desolate, Puerto Muerto’s scratchy erratic cantina concertos concoct bombastic flaunts between moody, consuming regrets while, “Drumming,” furtively teases and wails; banshee-riddled stomps vamping alongside foreboding, late-night sympathies.

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Kristin Hersh - Crooked

Kristin Hersh - Crooked

Kristin Hersh
Crooked
Label:

Mounting electricity rips through, “Crooked,” as acoustic voodoo squalls carved from Hersh’s inscrutably unique dervish curses snake around careening guitars and stun-gun percussion. Irrepressible epiphanies pair punk parables to mountain-music mania, channeling deliberately elliptical folk psychosis with haunting clarity. Available this summer on-line from CASH music, “Crooked,” returns accompanied by a bonus-laden book.

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Die! Die! Die! - Forms

Die! Die! Die! - Forms

Die! Die! Die!
Forms
Label: Flying Nun

Hyperactive packages bundling sudden flooding, hurricane-force haikus buried in an astro-tinged blitzkrieg of Kiwi punk bluster, Die! Die! Die!‘s warrior stories ride tumbling avalanches of swarming guitars, monster bass and torrential percussion. Urgent vertigo uncorked and sputtering, “Forms” congeal and unveil; buzzing in a pummeling, rummaging crush, blending rampaging rhythms against agitated visions whose cathartic textures catapult across cosmic mosh-pits.

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Brian James - Brian James Gang

Brian James - Brian James Gang

Brian James
Brian James Gang
Label: Easy Action

The Damned’s former guitarist cruises bargain basement blues in leathery, rock and roll ecstasy, squeezing out ballsy British punk-rock rants in snarling, cat-scratch flash and rabid, stabbing grit. Amped up and adamant, “Gang,” rumbles with bristling swagger, dancing along powder keg edges while lighting nuclear fuses. Mod, fitful firing squads sculpt churning, anarchist’s shrapnel, prowling provocatively beneath seething cathartic artistry

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Art Brut - Brilliant! Tragic!

Art Brut - Brilliant! Tragic!

Art Brut
Brilliant! Tragic!
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Clever condescension rocks around hell-bent expressions as, “Brilliant,” rips through half-rapped narratives combining insolent wit dipped in irony, sputtering bluster outsmarting intellect and bristling against convention. Revealing and rebellious, post-punk apostles Art Brut’s blunt frustrations corral rough and tumble rhetoric whose cheeky reasons begat tender second-guessing amid cut-throat couplets whose deafening deliberateness clamor for conclusions colliding with middle-class conceits .

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Scott H. Biram - Bad Ingredients

Scott H. Biram - Bad Ingredients

Scott H. Biram
Bad Ingredients
Label: Bloodshot Records

Raw, rambling laments and roaring, storming bulletproof blues turn what often is Biram and one guitar into a cut-throat road-house smack-down. Tinderbox tempests unravel midnight confessions as ragged sour-mash mojo seeks open roads and honest hearts through rambunctious redemption. Covering Lightnin’ Hopkins and Bill Monroe, “Bad,” flags punk-roots magic from authentic Texas desperation, stirring gutbucket gumbo into fast-talking grifter wisdom

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Neneh Cherry and the Thing - The Cherry Thing

Neneh Cherry and the Thing - The Cherry Thing

Neneh Cherry and the Thing
The Cherry Thing
Label: Smalltown Supersound

A groovy Medusa, Cherry reworks the Stooges, Suicide, Ornette Coleman and her father’s fringe binges in avant-garde decisions. Conjuring cathartic visions via roller-coaster devotions, “Thing,” yearns for complex pleasures, exhuming the brutal and the beautiful, expressing turbulent worries through free jazz fevers, braying sax, bullish bass and Tommy-gun drums; bold, controlling emotions wrapped tight aching to embrace the world.

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Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes
Never
Label: Rough Trade

Ferocious, lo-fi, pitch-shifted, cock-eyed grime climbs aboard clanging go-go robots whose drop, bop and roll trashcan stanzas stock posh, misbegotten urban disturbance and cartoon-wonky tromping, Micachu’s skewed views fuel droid-punk wrung, sprung and cunningly drugged. Dabbling malfunctions pinned to fizzling synergy, clipped, stripped to stammering ambience and tumbling conundrums, “Never,” severs rational fashions catapulting deconstructed rumpus around outrageously contagious mayhem.

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Natural Child - Hard in Heaven

Natural Child - Hard in Heaven

Natural Child
Hard in Heaven
Label: Burger Records

Wrangling Chuck Berry benders behind Stooges blues and Stones bonuses, NC’s combination grease-monkey jungle-rockers and ravaged, red-neck boogie-blasters snarl, gargle and slither from rambling honey-suckled ruckus to narcotic garage-rock proselytizing. A tattered baptism of curbside service, “Heaven,” cleanses through hellfire hand-jive doused in rousing country-punk twang spread across limber R&B rhythms, piston-shifting slow-rides cruising through moonlit jams on endless highways

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Hello Phones - Future City

Hello Phones - Future City

Hello Phones
Future City
Label: Station Records

Diabolical coddling inside industrial cuddling, “Future,” tutors cruel New Wave sparks from dark, tungsten spunk for devilishly dystopian crunch melting sharp, splashy laser-glazed power-punk into subversive urban Armageddon. Tattered back-alley jags coated in curdling purrs and glowing neon threats, HP taps delicious, illicit prescriptions of hypnotic electro-rock concoctions before shaking them down and roughing them up into serrated low-grade persuasions.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Only Run

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Only Run

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Only Run
Label: self-release

Dire diary-writing draped in mind-altering escapes, “Run,” funnels adamant battles from unraveling battalions into humane refrains, seething pleads and heartening pardons. Savory synth-blues bravery caked in dream-pop decay and alt-rock camaraderie; the band’s solid apologist and heroic motivator Alec Ounsworth masterminds a dynamic stamina fortifying resolve as it exposes our most vulnerable sides. CYHSY play Madison’s Majestic Theater June 12th.

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