Monday, January 03, 2011

Vinyl LP Review: Hozac Hookup Klub Round 1

Hozac Hookup Klub Round One LP (HoZac)
Round One for the HoZac Hookup Klub is in effect with this fifteen song comp. featuring about a dozen bands with a similar no-fi aesthetic. Idle Times kick off the A-side with their buzzy Hüsker Dü-ey "Million Miles Away". Woven Bones turn in the first of two tracks of their bummer psych rock as do the Dum Dum Girls who lower the bar on the sound quality tip, if that's even possible. Tee Pee step in to bring a brother down further, but then Teeth bring it back up with a twisted carnival ride, setting up Box Elders to deliver their pop nugget "Tiny Sioux". Mother of Tears get down-right natty on the rockin' title "Little Ratty"--this is what 80s rock radio should have sounded like (yeah, I'm talkin' to you Beaver Brown Band!).

The B-side sets the bar still lower for crappily recorded music with Flight's "Feels So Good". Dum Dum Girls come sk-rockin' again. White Mystery kicks out the "Power Glove", Idle Times and Teepee return with two UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS. Teeth stay creepy on the "B is for Buck Knife" tune. Woven Bones swing back in with their nasty on "Sitting Sick" and Art Thieves have had it and frankly, so have I. I need to get some Beach Boys into my beat up brain—Irresistible Frank

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