New Vogue: S/T cassette

New Vogue: S/T cassette


Tags: · 10s · canada · danielspicks · garage · post-punk · recommended · sethspicks
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Debut cassette from this rad band out of Canada... kind of post-punky, kind of garage-y, but however you describe it it's really good.

Our take: Debut cassette full-length from this Canadian project. This recording seemed to be getting a little bit of attention from the YouTube punks a few weeks ago, but I’m glad to see that it also has a physical release, 1. so that we can carry it and 2. because I think it’s really good and warrants the gravitas that comes with a physical release, even if it’s just a cassette. I wouldn’t be surprised if some label offered to press this up on vinyl, though, because it’s absolutely killer. New Vogue has a sound that incorporates elements of both garage-punk and post-punk… they tend to rely on the kind of jittery rhythms that I associate with post-Carbonas garage-punk, but their music feels really dense and layered in a way that I associate with post-punk bands, particularly bands like the Fall. At times New Vogue reminds me of the first couple of Whatever Brains LPs (before they started getting really dark and weird), but I think that fans of Atlanta bands like Uniform, Predator, and GG King would dig this a lot, and people into the whole Lumpy Records-type scene would probably be into this too, though New Vogue strikes me as a lot more ambitious than some of those bands, who tend to have a looser, rawer sound. If you’re into those worlds at all I would recommend giving this a listen because it is really, really cool, and eons beyond most cassette-only releases of this ilk.