The White Octave
In your face, gut wrenching post punk rock. Don’t say emo, ’cause these guys hit their guitars like rock stars. From minimal guitar chug and drive to full on explosion of rhythm and noise, from throbbing bass lines under screaming lyrics to dynamic dives into silence and electric buzz. The chords hit hard and never let go. Some trumpet sounds creep in, thanks to Bob Weston, who also did time on the production side (having also worked with bands like Archers Of Loaf and Boys Life). Stephen Pederson, who did some time with Cursive, pushes out the vocals until the lyrics peel your skin. This is music you can feel, and it feels good.
Initial Records, PO Box 17131, Louisville, KY 40217; http://www.initialrecords.com