It has been a little while since the US label SquidHat Records were last mentioned so it is good to catch up with their latest release, which came out today – A dozen track compilation LP Desert Rats With Baseball Bats 3 (which is available on bandcamp).
The fourth track is Smilin’ a ska influenced number by The CG’s.
The US new-wave quartet The Damnit Jims are working towards the release of their début LP through SquidHat Records.
The Damnit Jims
Clear some space, hit play and pogo with the first track to be made available from the forthcoming album – Out Of Luck.
A bustling high energy track that is delivered coherently as The Damnit Jims harness the temptation to exceed the rev counter limits, but like a well tuned fast car, they are able to provide the audience with smoothly delivered thrust that leaves the listener exhilarated.
The Quitters from Las Vegas in the USA is the agit-rock quartet of Marc Roqsberg (Bass / Vocals), Miqah Mayhem (Drums), Tommy A.K. (Guitar) and Dizzle Q Guapo (Guitar).
Rolling into the room The Quitters deliver an aural feast with their range of influences, which allow the band to provide a journey from the theatrical to the snarling rage. Essentially a message of change emanates from the band and with the ability to mix up the sounds the quartet are able to eloquently articulate their frustrations from the sources on which they draw to create their music.
The dexterity of references that The Quitters is able to draw from give them an incredibly powerful presence as the band slow down and speed up the tempo adding or subtracting layers without ever leaving the listener in any doubt that they are not impressed with the world order.
Having spent time on the live circuit and with releases behind them the quartet have gained the confidence to concentrate on the contexts of song, music and lyric which gives them a freedom to explore their musical and compositional skills. Providing the listener with music that at one moment spears into the bloodstream, other times gets the brain working and marks The Quitters out as a band with a difference.
A new LP – the eleven track Contributing To Erosion, through SquidHat Records which comes out on the 8th July is a great development in the sound of The Quitters and well worth adding to the collection. Sadly, as of this moment, I can’t share any of the new tracks.