Some Wilderness





On their debut CD, Some Wilderness, Brooklynís Oxford Collapse have firmly planted their foot in the territory held by contemporaries The Liars, Radio 4 and Erase Errata. Michael Pace, Dan Fetherston and Mike Henry band together to produce spasmodic art-punk/no-wave that is angular, dissonant, and twitchy, yet engaging and attention-grabbing at the same time. Guitar parts that echo early REM meet up with Paceís all-over-the-shop vocals and disco punk percussion to provide a one-of-a-kind listening experience. While at times it may be the aural equivalent of those Japanese cartoons that give kids seizures, if you find a way to keep your brain from bouncing about in your skull during the extra spazzy moments, you are treated to a rather tasty display of swelling dynamics and itchy riffs. Helmets not required.

Oxford Collapse
Kanine Records

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