Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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With endorsements from Spoon’s Britt Daniel and the legendary Julian Cope, Coin Under Tongue comes with a promise to deliver on its new album Reception. Further adding to its pedigree, the album is released by Death By Audio — the home of A Place To Bury Strangers’ Oliver Ackermann. So, what’s the music like?
If you remember the band Swell, you’ve got a head start on understanding the sound of Coin Under Tongue. As a reference point, both bands trade on sharp lyrics and a veering between stripped-down and amped-up compositions. Coin Under Tongue, though, gets heavier than Swell ever did, throwing in some really fuzzed-out guitar and bass (“Night Weed,” “Beyond Yes”) and throwback riffing. “Beyond Yes” does a little ransacking of Mudhoney’s playbook when it wants to make its points. On “Junksmith,” the opening measures of feedback and subsequent guitar work show the influence of Ackermann’s approach to electric guitar. What’s curious about Coin Under Tongue’s sound is the way the drums sound thin and rough. Bands usually go for a sonic aesthetic and apply it equally to all instruments, but here the guitars sound like they’re played in an aircraft hangar while the drums sound like they were recorded in someone’s basement.
The title track “Reception” seems to have to do with a wedding reception at first, but with a line like “Coming through loud and clear,” it might be that the band is playing with a double meaning here (as in “receiving” a signal). The caterwauling vocals and guitars infuse this one with a menacing aspect that makes it anything but the genteel affair usually connoted by weddings generally.
“Seizure In The Stairwell” goes for unadorned, Waits-/Swell-like tunesmithing but there’s a low, rumbling presence lurking in the background. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Liars-like aggro experimentalism of “Conflicted,” whose nearly tuneless bursts of noise and screamed singing show the band’s raw side. There’s a decent amount of unusual pairing of musical styles on this album, and if it weren’t for the band’s competent melding of these styles it might come off as accidental or unfocused. How many bands would’ve or could’ve penned a cut like “Dogma Sheen,” where an 80s-style guitar intro (repeated during bridges) turns into a grimy, sludge-covered wall of noise? Not many, really, not many." - thanks David!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It's finally here. Coin Under Tongue's Reception is available for FREE download on a beautiful Bandcamp page designed David Dekeyser. If you click on the individual songs, you can read the lyrics to the songs while you are listening to them- HOLY DAMN! If you like what you hear, send a link to your friend and say, "Hey, check this band out. I mean, the shit is free, so fuck it, ya know?"
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Our favorite bearded promoter is now spinning Death By Audio Records bands on his East Village Radio show. Listen to Edan Wilber on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon for a heavy dose of ear-crushing mayhem. The best part is that many of the bands can be seen at an upcoming show at Death By Audio in the near future.
If you miss one of the broadcasts, you can always catch up on Edan's EVR Page. Sweet.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Check it out - Sisters just got a sweet write up in SpaceLab about their upcoming album Ghost Fits. The album comes out on Narnack Records on September 28th, but you can hear a few songs on their website, Sisters Sound
Here is a full transcript of the interview:
Sisters Emerge from Death By Audio With Noisy New Album
By: Corey Tate July 27, 2010
Sisters is a lo-fi, noisy, garage-like duo that tries to make music that sounds much larger than what you think could be possible by two people.
Now they've graduated to a release on Narnack Records, titled Ghost Fits, due ot on September 28th. It was recorded at Civil Defense studios in Brooklyn by Jeremy Scott (Vivian Girls, These are Powers, Hollowpaw, Frankie Rose and the Outs).
Check out the songs "Sky" and "Highway Scratch" from their upcoming album Ghost Fits. The songs start out as seemingly straight-forward pop songs, before wandering off of the pop map in a fury of noise and cacophony.
"Wanting to create as big of a noise as possible with just guitars and drums, Aaron started playing his guitar through two amps, augmenting the monster sound he created with pedal-based loops. Upping the ante, Matt built a custom analogue drum synth into his kick drum. Running this feed through effects in real time allowed him to get a wholly unique sound out of his kit, completing the Sisters' one-of-a-kind, 21st Century alt-rock sonic experience," reads the band's bio.
Sisters is the brain child of Aaron Pfannebecker (vocals / guitar) and Matt Conboy (drums / keyboards). They take cues from inspirations like Pixies, Pavement, Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth; then they combine that with their role in Death by Audio, a venue/collective/rehearsal space/guitar pedal factory in New York.
Matt is one of the founders of Death by Audio, and Sisters is part of that collective. They got their start by playing impromptu shows there.
"We would have these 'sneak attacks' as we called them, where we would set up really quick in between bands in the hallway or doorway and just play five or six songs. We did that for awhile, then eventually people asked us to play," said Aaron.
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You can also read the original article on Impose Magazine
"July" is featured on the latest Starring release, "Wife of God", so go buy it and give these guys some love.
Monday, July 5, 2010
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Here's your first chance to hear a sample from the new ear-shattering LP from Coin Under Tongue. The first single Dogma Sheen is a cage match between 80's Manchester and DBA-style feedback. This isn't your grandmother's Coin Under Tongue.
The new album Reception hits stores on August 24th. Coin Under Tongue has been described as "all the things you loved when you were first getting scared by music." (Britt Daniel), and "they fuck me so hard I feel like a man again." (Travis Johnson, Grooms).Coin Under Tongue - Dogma Sheen
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
So unless you hate music and birthdays, you have no reason to miss this show.
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All five members contribute vocals over the course of the record, experimenting with figures of authority, blissed-out psychedelic narratives, or simple primal scream therapy. And each song is no less diverse in its ambitions: “July” is a monstrosity about a horrific encounter at a holiday barbeque, with a mathy, scattershot verse turning on a dime into an anthemic, Stooges-inspired chorus. “Get Over Here, Disco!” sets fire to a catchy two-note riff, and twists it into a shout-your-brains-out headbanger. And the album's final track threatens to cannibalize everything that’s preceded it, churning along for minutes in a brutal, spellbinding jam, only to be interrupted by dreamy voices that eerily plead: “Won’t you be my body double?”
Their genre-pretzeling debut, Wife Of God, will be available June 8th on Death By Audio Records. Thank you.