Saturday, February 5, 2011
Brass Castle - Brass Castle
If Velocette is still a functioning label, this record might still be in print, and available, but good luck finding it. Of course, if you do, grab it.
Brass Castle is two dudes here in Atlanta (not from Atlanta, just living here, or at least one lives here still and one lives in New York or something, has a band called Cheeseburger) who make (made?) a lot of noise for two people. Both guys switch off playing drums, guitars, and singing, although it sounds pretty cohesive the whole way through. It's not as if there are two distinct styles playing off each other. Although, that being said, there are a few different styles of music creeping through, from Cherubs to Flipper to Harvey Milk to Minutemen to Blue Oyster Cult to whatever dirty old lp is tucked between Black Oak Arkansas and Budgie in the dollar bin at your nearest record store. It's all pretty grimy and noisy, and maybe a bit sloppy, but never to a fault.
You might have heard Brass Castle on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force soundtrack, or from the music they have scored for Adult Swim, but if you live outside of Atlanta, you probably never heard them at all.
I suppose you could move to Atlanta to hear them, but they might be broken up, it's hard to tell.