Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Abe Vigoda - Skeleton

Label: Post Present Medium
Year: 2008

This is a relatively new release, and I always have mixed feelings about posting newer material, but I've been listening to this one a lot lately (admittedly, I'm pretty late to the game) so I wanted to share. But, if anyone associated with this release has a problem, let me know, and I'll take it down.
Everything I heard about the band referenced "No Age" and "The Smell", and while I'm sure Abe Vigoda would like to go about living their lives out from beneath the shadow cast by No Age, it's a reasonable starting point to discuss the band. Both share a penchant for skewed pop by way of echo chamber punk. Frenetic, but murky and detached. Do you know what I mean? It's hard to explain, but the results are pretty clear cut. You get to view the band through a pair glasses that are all kinds of fucked up. They're scratched, they have shit smudged on the lens, and the prescription was all wrong to begin with. The view is vaguely familiar, but nothing is quite in focus. In a good way. Nothing is quite in focus in a good way.
I don't know, I guess if you like No Age, try these guys. If you don't like No Age, try these guys as well, maybe it will tickle your fancy. 
I didn't do a very good job selling that one did I?

1 comment:

WilliamFlipper said...

I`m sorry to say that.. but this is really shit... pointless boring and well played

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