I have been really lazy about posting music to this blog for a while, so I'm going to make up for it. This week: lots of music posts. First off, Australia's best new band, The Eddy Current Supression Ring!
These dudes are total meat-and-potatoes: a square meal of rock n' roll. Just drums, bass, guitar, and absolutely no bullshit at all. Their stringent anti-bullshit policy places them squarely in the line of such classic thinking-man's thugs as Mclusky, The Fall, The Stooges, and The Monks. When I first heard Primary Colours, their second (and most recent) album, I thought it lacked frills, but I soon came to understand that these are just not frilly men, and it's all to the good. Their stuff is tough and catchy and stinking of realness. I just keep listening to it and it keeps sounding better.