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).