Label: In The Red Recordings - ITR-263 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Compilation, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock •
These lo-fi indie rockers look like they've just stepped out of a Wes Andersen set; in actuality, though, Back inthe Intelligence made this record of lo-fi indie pop that spits itself out the way Robert Pollard spews nonsense for Guided by Voices. The result is throwback indie rock to the days when you just started playing and hoped a song came out at the end -- on 'Boredom and Terror', they usually get lucky, making irresistible garage rock tunes that recall 90s indie Beatrix - Cocteau Twins - MP3 Collection and Devo in equal measure, as well as the newer guitar rock ripping of Tony Molina.
Please note that whilst the site is fully operational and you can still place orders, we're officially closed until Wednesday 2nd January. There will be a few folk popping in to ship orders, deal with queries, etc. Sorry about that. We hope you have a Merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year! The Intelligence's near-perfect 'Everybody's Got It Easy But Me' was my joint-favourite record ofand the sometimes-prolific band have been quiet since, so when I heard they had a double-LP on the way I got pretty excited.
I guess I'll have to wait a little longer for a new album, but on the plus side these were previously the hardest Intelligence recordings to track down so it's great to see them back in print. It's a great collection, too! At this foetal stage of the band's development, they were just one man - A Frames drummer Lars Finberg - recording on an eight track, but the seeds of greatness are already apparent here, with awkward pop songs wheezing out in lo-fi synth and drum machine automaton punk and crunchy treble-heavy garage noise with crunchingly distorted live drums.
In terms of the band's Dept. of Nothing - Intelligence - Boredom and Terror / Lets Toil catalogue I'd put it in the same bracket as 's 'Fake Surfers' - heavy on pop hooks but offset by gnarly experimental textures - but with more traces of Finberg's former band still evident in the intricate robotic rhythms and warped Devo-inspired delivery. I think on the more synthy songs like 'Spellers and Counters' and 'The Universe' it sounds quite a lot like Servotron.
Not enough bands Kriminal Tango - Marino Marini - Il Meglio Di Marino Marini Vol. 1 like Servotron. In conclusion this debut still sounds amazing but when can we have a new album, Lars? What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more. This item needs to be ordered in from a supplier.
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