This split 12 brings two amazing EPs onto one release, opening more ears to the great new sounds coming out of NZ.
On the one hand we have PERFECT HAIR FOREVERnotoriously publicity shy, hiding in the shadows, recording vocals in his parent'sbathroom when they aren't home, spewing nuggets of perfectly formed garage punk pop noise freakouts onto Bandcamp. In the space of two years he\\'s put out twelve releases. You'd be hard pressed to find a dud among them. From haunted Western freakouts to terrifying anonymous monologues to songs that make you want to chop a beer and smash the can on your face its all there.ZERO E.P showcases his killer songwriting chops and unique sound an ideal starting point for leaping into his extensive catalogue.
And on the other hand we have THE MUSCLE originally from Toowoomba, Australia, now based in Auckland (via prison), he's on a quest to make everything smell like sweat. Smashing out the best damn X-Files Paeans/Power Pop/Garage Scuzz this side of the Tasman Sea. Like 60'sfolk garage? He's got that covered. Early Flying Nun songs about art school girls? He's got you. Scuzzy songs about Dana Scully? YUP. Fred Strong's grasp of a song that's JUST long enough, with JUST the right hook and JUST the right sound is truly masterful. This is an artist more people should be listening to, very loud.
Artist: The Muscle/Perfect Hair Forever
Title: Proteen/Zero EP
Label: Pyramid Power
Formats: Split 12" EP
Side A - The Muscle w. Proteen E.P.
- World Heavyweight Champion
- Oh Captain, My Captain
- Dreaming of Dana
Side B - Perfect Hair Forever w. Zero E.P.
- GIMMIE THAT POISON
- BLACK HAWAII
- SAD & BLUE