Label: Metropolis Records
Genre: Pop/Punk/Live Electronics
Reviewer: Tim Yapko
The Live Punk Junk band Has Done It Again
01: Last Ave
02: You Will Never Have It
03: Rimer Drive Tiger
05: Low Relics
07: The Stumble
09: The End of All Summers
10: Search and Rescue
11: A Graduation
Live electronic punk junk from L.A., kid. What could be cooler than that? Check this out, “You Suck Crap”, “A Total Let-down”, “Who’s Sorry Now?”, “Out Live Your Enemies”, “2002”, “Past Lives”, “Decade One”, “The Finger”, and now, and in color, “Cavecraft”.
Two guys and a bunch of bangy, clangy noise makers. Primitive sounds that are made up of a couple of actual drum pieces, some, what seems to be, oil drums, some metal pipes and some synth/drummachine voices. It might seem like it could be real silly but if you ever get the chance to see them live, don’t miss it. They have taken some fantastic ideas of different kinds of genres like Punk, DnB, New Wave, Techno and Synth Pop and created an energy that can take your breath away.
The first cut, “Last Ave”, begins with what these two guys do best, bang and clang very aggressively. This one will definitely grab your attention. The vocals kick in very quickly and not 10 seconds into it you want to just pound on something and pound on it right now! I’m ticked off, already. I love it!
The next one is a little bit softer with an older, slow, 80’s kind of feel to it, but very catchy. Good thing, too. That last cut could have quite possibly gotten me into some trouble. Smooth vocal style with the cling/clang behind it that balances it out very well. You can hear the Synth Pop influence for sure.
The third installment on this noise making frenzy, “Rimer Drive Tiger” still holds strong onto the Synth Pop smoothness, but has that Punk feel that clearly defines the style of the band. I did mention that this is a two man band, didn’t I? That’s right, just two guys. The percussion on this one is fantastic. Of course, the percussion on all these cuts is fantastic.
Now, let’s jump ahead to the cut “Search and Rescue”. Here we have the same Synth Pop feel as the second and third cuts, but the percussion seems to take a more drum line direction. I’ve got to say that this is one of the coolest things I have ever heard. It’s kind of soft, but it’s kind of aggressive, too. Who would have thought a punk band could blow you away with a soft and aggressive style like that? Amazing.
And now here’s the part where you go and check out their websites and play the videos over and over again…
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