Looking for a good rock n’ roll record? Well, you’ll finally be able to get your hands on the great TV Colours album, Purple Skies, Toxic River. The Australian group released this killer LP back in 2013, and there’s a real raw energy in it that just blows out your speakers. It’s rare when you can find something that harnesses the energy and tenacity of a group on a vinyl format, but I feel like this little gem will win many over. It hasn’t really been available in the US as of now, but on April 14th, Comedy Minus One will be releasing 500 copies over here, so be on the look out to add this one to your collection.
I don’t really know too much about Bottomless Pit, other than that a few of the guys were part of Silkworm back in the day. That probably doesn’t mean too much now, as the band have forged a new sound, though I can see where it takes roots in sprawling rock n’ roll from a land before time. The guitars wear some distortion on their sleeves, yet they also cut pretty sharply through one another. While I appreciate the vocals in the context, the musicianship is what I’ve really been enjoying as I’ve listened to this song. The band’s 3rd LP, Shade Perennial will be released on October 29th via Comedy Minus One.
This band really excites me. Bottomless Pit received a lot of rave reviews with their last effort, and now the band is set to return with their new album, Blood Under the Bridge, on Comedy Minus One Records. As someone who is personally tired of all the same old electronic pop music coming our way, I love the fact that this new single just rocks along, using discordant guitars to create a nice little wall of post-punk. Praise the return of guitars![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/38souls.mp3]
Download: Bottomless Pit – 38 Souls [MP3]