Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ohioans playing scuzzy, blown-out rock and roll is a phenomenon that goes back about as far as rock and roll goes. Proto-punk/punk bands like Rocket from the Tombs, Pere Ubu, the Pagans, Mike Rep and Quotas all made substantial wagon ruts in the landscape of rock and roll. The nineties saw Guided By Voices, Brainiac, Gaunt and the New Bomb Turks continue the trashy traditions set before them. More recently, groups like Pink Reason, Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit have continued embracing the part-outsider/part-rock and roller tradition of the Rust Belt. It' s refreshing as shit to hear a band in the O's sound like obscure and excellent groups like the Icky Boyfriends and Gerty Farish.

We here at Total Towers don't embrace the term "shit gaze" as a genre, and therefore expect no more mention of it. We do like Siltbreeze, Columbus Discount, and this Psychedelic Horseshit quite a bit.

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