Monday, April 28, 2008

Spazz Freak Rock, Indeed

Following the path of my own illogical logic, if you're going to describe your band as, “Not so much born from as vomited out of the fertile Austin, TX music scene," then you're going to get my attention. Such was the move by When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth and judging from the singles of theirs that I've heard, it seems to be a pretty apt description.

WDRTE plays what I can only describe as spazz freak rock. It's loud and noisy, the wall of sound is damn near overwhelming, the lyrics are near unintelligible and it all coalesces into a wonderfully sloppy mess. Think Sebadoh with perhaps a tad more musical ability. They've got that post-punk feel, gloriously out-of-control. Suffice to say, this is not the kind of music that's going to rock you to sleep at night, but it certainly will get you pumped up for, say, a bar fight with a one armed Lithuanian holding a broken beer bottle like nobody's business. Because, as we all know, that's the kind of situation that demands ample pumping up.

WDRTE are in the midst of a tour to support their debut full-length, Not Noiice, to be released May 13th on Brooklyn-based indie label Chalk Circle. Sadly, I dropped the ball on this one and they've already come through Philly, Richmond and DC. Hopefully next time.

Finally Grunge



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