The Crash Hounds of America - Sewer Loving cassette (Hot & Ready)
The first time I listened to this I thought it was the most un-listenable folk noise bullshit I had ever heard. Seriously, I love the weird. But there is nothing worse than being weird for the sake of being weird. Weird is best when it's genuine. The second time I listened to this I was like, OK, the beat on here is pretty nice. We got this from Robert who does the incredibly adorable zine Throat Culture as well as a bunch of one-off comic strip zines that are as funny as they are raw. (PS-Robert, you still out there? Haven’t heard from you in a while…) I lost the note that came with this but if I remember correctly the Crash Hounds of America are is just Robert by himself, or, maybe him and one other individual. As best I can tell through my IPA-soaked, kush-clouded ear holes he/they use some beat-making program, acoustic guitars, and other stuff. On second thought, this is probably actual genuine weirdness. I guess what I’m saying is it gets better and sounds less forced with each listen. I actually like it a lot better than I did the first time around. But still, I have to admit there's no way I could listen to both side consecutively even if I was balls deep in a craft beer ‘n’ puff sesh. Still pretty pumped about labels like this and stuff that comes on cassette though.