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Alaric - Alaric LP

20 Buck Spin

Alaric - Alaric LP

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Released by 20 Buck Spin. Blurb from the label: "Alaric from Oakland, CA have existed for a few years now and are finally releasing their much anticipated debut LP via 20 Buck Spin. Comprised of Bay Area punk vets from bands like Dead & Gone, Enemies, Cross Stitched Eyes & Noothgrush, Alaric came together to play dark 80s inspired post-punk that sounds instantly familiar and completely unique. And though dark music has seen a resurgence among the indie scene lately, Alaric songs stand apart from such trite fashion and lo-fi tinkering, more inspired by and indebted to the sounds of Killing Joke, Rudimentary Peni, Christian Death and the like. The 8 tracks on the LP are all stand outs, with ‰ÛÏEyes‰۝, ‰ÛÏYour God‰۝ and ‰ÛÏAnimal‰۝ being easy to imagine as well-received singles by the more interesting rock radio stations in 1982 or in 2011. The songs display an intense, foreboding aura, with a heavy production that is never ‰ÛÏmetal‰۝ in sound. Russ Kent's guitar style at times recalls the adventurous playing on earlier Siouxsie records (thinking Kaleidoscope era), given the perfect foundation to experiment by the formidable, multi-faceted rhythm section. Shane Baker's snarled singing hanging over it all and giving the album an unforgettable cohesion."

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