Date added: 06/14/2010 Racebannon & Child Bite Released Today!
Child Bite "The Living Breathing Organ Summer":
An eccentric orchestra of punk adrenaline, avant-garde mortar, and lucid epicurean nightmares... With "The Living Breathing Organ Summer", Detroit's Child Bite have created an album that is both consistently danceable and brazenly psychotic - drawing influence from the likes of The Jesus Lizard, Devo, and Dead Kennedys with applications of soul, synth, and funk laden quirks.
Racebannon "Wrap The Body":
Never a force content to deliver obvious moves, the new release from Bloomington Indiana's Racebannon sees them joining forces with some friends and releasing...*gasp* a DJ-styled 12" release. Yes folks, Wrap the Body! A collaboration between Racebannon and Jilly Weiss (We Are Hex), and also featuring a full-blown remix from long time friends Yea Big, Kid Static and Stak; this is Racebannon at both their weirdest and yet most recognizable. Yes, the requisite churn, chaos, and darkness are all present and yes, Mike Anderson belts out yet another genre-bending throat-box assault. But the token Bannon weapons collide face-first with programmed beats, samples, and an instantly frenzied vocal contribution from Weiss, who sounds like a banshee possessed by equal parts PJ Harvey, bad acid, and Satan herself. The end result is something that is immediately memorable, catchy, scary, and downright original. Consistent with the format, the 12" showcases the studio cut, as well as instrumental and acapella versions on Side A, and remixes on Side B.
Limited to a one-time pressing of 500 copies (on 180gm vinyl), this is an essential purchase for the Racebannon fanatic, as well as all DJ's and vinyl fetishists.
Check out the band's interview in Decibel Magazine for "Best (and Worst) Collaborations" HERE