Debut vinyl release from The Blimp outta Eugene, Oregon
Available everywhere that good music is sold and direct from Vee Tee here: http://somethingthatwouldneverdo.blogspot.com/p/blimp-not-beer-12-ep.html Shops/Distros get in touch for wholesale.
RIYL: Mirrors, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, The Hunches, good music
Listen here too: http://soundcloud.com/violet_times/the-blimp-not-beer
The same high quality you've come to expect from Violet Times, it's our first 'modern/current/new/unknown' band release and there's a definite reason for that. The Blimp belongs in this same hi-quality company, no question.
The Blimp soars beyond mere caveman crunch evident in passing, ferociously ripping thru the past and any kind of perceived influences, providing the mass ear w/ a clatterist cacophony of sound/s for now times and beyond. Guitar flight, zig-zag wanderings, warped sense shatterings, spoken/acapella yearnings, theremin derangement, and more -sometimes combine, sometimes crash- wailing high, revealing to the listener a not hardly hidden pop-sensibility evident almost at once to even the most ‘never been experienced’ of ear and/or idea, life or song.
When every single mind in the physical has already been blown, what can ya really say or do? Blast away my blues. This is just a small tasting of things to come from this waking nightmare alive band.
12" vinyl only EP w/ pro-printed covers and inner sleeves, recorded by Justin Higgins at Old Standard Sound, also features Hart from The Hunches on this wild record...
Good stuff - I like the rawness and that mix of catchy and tripping out they got going.
Great interview w/ Lucas Gunn of The Blimp http://www.agitreader.com/primitivefutures/the_blimp.html
"Everything else is the worst thing I’ve ever heard."
FYI: that interview above w/ Lucas features talk of Not Beer, trash cans, Eugene, Oregon, his psychotronic horror flick Petertag, (see clip on my profile page) talk of what his brother Chris has been up to musically, as well as a (possibly) humorous tale of a Hunches / Blimp afterparty. "Don't worry about it."
Purchase direct from http://www.violet-times.com/ or Fusetron, Selection, Indoorsman, My Mind's Eye, Spacecase, Permanent Chicago, and of course most all of the NYC shops worth a toss should be stocked up: Record Grouch, Cake Shop, Generation, Kim's Video, In Living Stereo, Co-Op 87, and of course Other Music and both Academy shops. All other distro/shops, get in touch, we deal direct.
The Blimp - Not Beer via Y/G/R
demented, Beefheartian swirl... evil-hippie menace... a stadium-sized Swell Maps tune
Wasn’t sure about a group calling themselves “The Blimp”… I feared some sort of sunshine-y, Beatles-esque Elephant Six audition, but this group is far more twisted than I could’ve imagined. Before I heard Druid Perfume and had only read positive descriptions of them, I expected it to sound like this record – a demented, Beefheartian swirl of untraceable guitar noodling, Lester Bangs humor and evil-hippie menace, not carnival punk. The Blimp jump right out with “I Want Good Music With Boobs In My Face”, a mantra for many men who gather empty beer cans instead of meaningful human relationships, and it’s a doozy – they’re going ape within seconds, and at some point it turns into some sort of proto-Queen disaster, but only barely long enough for me to register before it devolves (or evolves?) into a stadium-sized Swell Maps tune. If Dr. Hook were raised on scratchy Ramones records, they might’ve wound up sounding like The Blimp. I can’t recall the last rock record I heard where the band seemed to be having as much uninhibited fun as The Blimp are – it’s like I can picture their friends on the couch all going crazy and wearing funny wigs and hats and smoking weed while The Blimp try to finish a take without laughing. Only four songs here, lopsidedly placed on one side of a 12?, and I can’t help but stare at the smooth, blank b-side, wishing there was something there.
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