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Crude Futures


So So Modern


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Life In The Undergrowth So So Modern MP3 sample
  2   The Worst Is Yet To Come So So Modern MP3 sample
  3   Dendrons So So Modern MP3 sample
  4   Be Anywhere So So Modern MP3 sample
  5   Berlin So So Modern MP3 sample
  6   Dusk & Children So So Modern MP3 sample
  7   Holiday So So Modern MP3 sample
  8   Island Hopping/Channel Crossing So So Modern MP3 sample
  9   Give Everything So So Modern MP3 sample


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Long-awaited debut long-player, from Wellington's long-touted "next big thing" act. These guys have promised much over the last five years, with a blistering live act and dedicated fanbase, but their recordings have always lacked something. Until now. This is the record we've been waiting for from this band!
Definitely not an album you want to put on to relax - musically, these guys are all over the place. Sound-wise, So So fall somewhere between Battles, The Mint Chicks and Pinback - with some Krautrock and No Wave influences thrown in for good measure. In saying this, So So Modern manage to pull it all off and come out sounding startlingly original. Tight and angular, yet spazzy and danceable at the same time!
Local legend Mike Gibson does a fantastic job capturing the band's live energy on tape and gives them that big, honest and open Steve Albini-styled production that previous recording were crying out for. Hard to pick highlights here, but 'Be Anywhere' and the instrumental 'Berlin' are standouts, as is album closer 'Give Everything', with it's tricky time signature.
'Crude Futures' is definitely one of the high-points of 2010 for us. A breath of fresh air and heartily Recommended.

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Artist: So So Modern
Album: Crude Futures
Cat #: soso2
Date: 26/04/2010
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Self-released
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , Dance , Electronic , New Zealand , Pop , Rock
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