Free Boys

by Lighten Up Sounds

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"This is a high energy freaker-zone squall of relentless riffs and pounding poly rhythms. Free-punk improvisations of the twisted and blown variety. Piercing feedback blares incessantly while the amplified drum kit gets thrown down the stairs. Sir Isaf Gul (founding gosling of the now defunct Mpls. WTF? unit "Styrofoam Duck") lays it on pretty thick here with his deranged falsetto screeching and a distinct approach to completely mutilating an electric six-string. Debbie Downer parks it behind the trap kit and produces a mess of sounds akin to a goblin ripping apart a young antelope. Yet it all somehow retains a groove?? Free form trucker-speed biker rock free jazz?? (Uhh...Stevie Ray Vaughn SUCKS.) Hyperactive slug bait sessions and totally obscure catharsis. Instant classics entirely improvised and recorded directly to tape over a span of more than two years. Real time duplicated black shell cassette with eye-boggling (very bright!) 4 color stenciled labels comes with a matching three panel cardstock sleeve, hand numbered and stuffed into a clear Norelco case. Spring, sprang, sprung. Artwork by the boys themselves. Psychedelic, low- fi and chainless."

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released April 23, 2011



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