Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RTFO bandwagon on dull knife

I missed this one from dull knife directly and it seems fusetron and Volcanic Tongue have the last few copies on the planet.
It's not as low-fi as the rest of Columbus, OH apparently...more like a bunch of friends getting together and recording some foot stompers on the back porches...not exactly folksy, but...let's say raw. I like the chorus guy/girl vocals, all recorded at different volumes. It's got that ensemble feel, like a real group of musicians all contributing. Sounds like it could have been recorded easily anywhere from 1990 on. Lot's of tracks of vocals from all different distances from the mic and handclaps, kind of like Eric's Trip or something. A welcome relief from the stereotyped columbus sound (Gimme a break). There's a connection there with the Horseshits Matt on drums. A decidely clear, homespun honest sound.

They are making their way to NYC in early september and I will track them down for a live review.

From Fusetron locally or:

from Volcanic Tongue:
RTFO Bandwagon
New Jack EP
Dull Knife Records No Cat

Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies, already sold out at source, from this Columbus, Ohio unit featuring Rich from Psychedelic Horseshit on drums. Seen comparisons to these guys that would situate em downwind of the kinda folk-punk moves associated with The Mekons and even Camper Van Beethoven, though you might wanna throw in a heartbroken K Records aesthetic (The Few?) and maybe even some Modern Lovers-style clap and stomp.


  1. Anonymous2:00 PM

    im not %100 but i think its rich horseshit not matt horseshit,
    but i could be wrong.
    A very good looking band none the less!

  2. It is Rich...I don't know where I got Matt from....