Wavelets sling noodley guitar work faster than a coked-out Leo’s employee, delivering a sound that’s somewhere between a double-timed American Football and a more structured, somber Cap’n Jazz, with hints of Ghosts and Vodka, Make Believe, or Minus The Bear and nods to contemporaries like Snowing, Algernon Cadwallader, and Grown Ups. On the B-side, Senders delve into more aggressive and distorted territories while remaining firmly melodic, for a finished product that has been compared by roommates and weed buddies to … Read More
The roots of Michigan’s SHORES tap the wellspring of RED HOUSE PAINTERS, BEDHEAD, THE NEW YEAR, CODEINE, LOW, SPAIN, SEAM, and SLOWDIVE. The first haunting note of “Coup de Grace” rings out, clear and clean, followed in time by another drenched in natural reverb, the living sound of a dark, wooden room. Not a cathedral, not a church, but a place of warmth and comfort nonetheless. The patient crescendo builds, the percussion kicks in, rocketing the dynamics into full play. Clean guitars, loud drums, clear vocals. Purposeful over casual, downbeat yet forward moving. Dark, not depressing. A rainy day, a late night adventure. —Var.
This is a totally re-mastered version of the classic SMOKING POPES album “GET FIRED”. Originally released in 1993 on Johann’s Face and recorded at legendary Sonic Iguana Studios by Mass Giorgini. This classic punk record has been out of print for quite some time and the new and improved version will keep listeners happy for years to come.