The Whines 4 song EP paying at 33 is just the thing for this rainy NYC weekday. Maybe they are bringing a little of the overcast Portland to Brooklyn...via the Velvet Underground. It could just be that I saw Adventureland which was really perfect. The music, that time period, first love, getting drunk, mix tapes...everything is really important and at the same time you are completely ridiculous...your world is small and you have no idea what's happening ten feet past your face.
'Insane OK': Takes a while to build up, far off reverb guitar strum. I think it's going instrumental jam until Karianne's vocals come in. They really have this high pitch little kid feel to them, slightly off, like Nico or something, but with emotion... don't get me wrong. It's maybe the determination that's the same? The disregard for any way you think you're supposed to sing. It's got it's own charm... like Sarah Vowel fronting Times New Viking.
Starving Dog Art: This is slightly fast garage-punk at first, the drums are recorded with a weird echo some kind of effect that makes it sound like they are hitting a flat piece of tight metal for a snare... A snare made out of aluminum foil. It see saws from fast with a lot of yelling to slow down breakdown for a part..then the vocals are back all whiny distorted. It's quick and dirty...exactly how I like my coffee.
Indian Homewrecker: That scratchy punched up 60's guitar is way out in front here. It's turned up, and you can hear the amp hum at the ends of the track. It's a pretty mellow track until Jesse kills it with a screaming solo at the end of every verse, then pulls it back to get back in line before the vocals start up again. Really nice. It's a pretty sick sound... reverb scream...I'm glad is kept pretty clean here. This is generally recorded pretty raw, but it's not done afterwords, if that makes sense. It's doesn't feel like it's hiding anything. It actually sounds like a clean recording of a noisy session, loud high end PA. It captured it all.
Karianne ends up screeching 'Someday it will be good and it will be fine!'. The high end in this entire recording really has to be boosted for extra hiss and crack. I keep trying to turn down whatever treble is left and it's at zero.
It sounds a little like RTFO bandwagon, soft and loud, lots of layers...a real live collarorative sound. Raw and spontaneous.
The thing that carries this is Karianne's vocals, it's definitely good garage punk but vocally she takes it somewhere interesting. She's singing with all kinds of range, she's yelling like a maniac and then whispering...but it's not overdone, it's almost buried by distortion in the mix sometimes. It's just got a good sound, she knows what she's doing, she's confident. I don't have to hear every word to know what they're talking about. She's singing backup on the new Eat Skull album that's out now and that makes perfect sense. I'll be looking out for that.
Lines Between us: Karianne's quiet talking here over an up and down chord progression that gets louder, more blown out by the end while her vocals switch into some other effect for the chorus, just a little phaser? Unlike the Pixies, this is Loud Loud Louder. I like this one.
This sounds like it knows where it's going. It's 4 bad ass songs with a xerox cover of knives. I just described the perfect 7" from any time period in music history.
I want to hear more...that's it.
Give it to me.
Go send Just for the hell of it an email and see if this second pressing is already sold out:
THE FIRST PRESSING OF THE WHINES 7" IS NOW SOLD OUT! BUT THERE WILL BE A REPRESSING OF ONLY 300 MORE COPIES, I AM NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR THESE THEY WILL MAIL OUT THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY! IT IS VERY RECOMENDED THAT YOU PRE-ORDER THIS AS THE THE FIRST PRESSING SOLD OUT SO QUICKLY, AND THESE WILL BE THE LAST OF THEM MADE EVER! TO HAVE ANY SAVED FOR YOU YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE, ALREADY GOING QUICK! just released! the first 7 inch from just for the hell of it records!
the debut release from the whines. this 7 inch is limited to 300 copies. it has 4 tracks side a - insane ok, starving dog art
side b - indian homewrecker, lines between us
the record is $6 ppd to the usa , $7 ppd to mexico, canada and $8 rest of world.
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