Friday, May 28, 2010
Some Good News and Some Bad News
The Good News is. We got us a fabo review over at Agitated Atmosphere. This is what they had to say: Nashville duo Ttotals may not be of classic mold but their psychedelic and shoegaze influences permeate all 18 minutes of the band’s official debut, annimal skkulls. Release via Tennessee 3-inch specialists, Kimberly Dawn, the 4 songs that constitute annimal skkulls demonstrate the continued power of rock and roll. Granted, Ttotals rip asunder the old blueprint with a stoner cool and a punk aggression that any grizzled rock vet can appreciate but underneath the recognizable exterior lays a beast of an unidentifiable stripe. The lazy grind of “Portrait of a Man,” the sloppy grunge of “Take Care of Me,” and mathematical kraut of “Upon Some Action” are all comforting touchstones that also prove out as fantastical portals to territories left untouched by the history of rock; lands ready for the caress of Ttotals. You may have missed out on the album’s initial run but Ttotals promise a 12-inch vinyl release soon, so the opportunity to reacquaint yourself with your childhood punk (slightly skewed) is rapidly approaching. Prepare yourself before you’re run over by the Mack truck.
And now for the Bad news. Unfortunately Cloudland Canyon won't be joining us tomorrow night. They said their drummer had left them earlier this week and that they found a replacement, but have not worked up enough songs to be ready for the show on Saturday. So... We decided to ask a few friends to play with us. Square People and Cody Gaisser will be joining us tomorrow. Everybody come out and have fun and help us be merry pranksters.