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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Track of the Day: Sub Pop Gets Strange w/ AFCGT

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 12:45 PM

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I like it when Sub Pop just gets totally fucking weird with its signings. Years back, the Seattle label balanced out all those nice indie pop acts with a couple black LPs of paranoid, post-punk and post-apocalyptic darkness from A Frames. Now A Frames members have morphed into a project with even fewer genre boundaries and a lot more distorted noise, leaving your head askew as AFCGT spews a caustic commotion.

AFCGT is A Frames and Climax Golden Twins (get it? AF + CGT), and they play a little something called "Drooling Hillbilly Metal, Sea Urchin Psychedelia, Yukon Freak Thrash, and Beatnik Swamp Drone," which, if you take a listen to "Two Legged Dog" you'll totally  understand. It's like Hawkwind and the Butthole Surfers battling it out in a train yard.

A self-titled full-length is coming out on Sub Pop on January 26 (digital and vinyl only; CDs will be so 2009 by then).

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