...along comes US exports Weird Korea. Sure they arent provoking each other with nuclear holocausts or any such humbug, but the Purchase, New York trio are offering up a maelstrom of Trail Of Dead at their most punk style bout of punchdrunk love. NO ART NO TRADE is their EP, which exudes amazingly tightly coiled rhythms in what are essentially slack-jawed garage jams. What with the incessant cymbal rings, the Black Lips esque yowls and guitar riffs that lift the roof off the hovel you call a home, Weird Korea have instilled a helluva load of charismatic energy into these 7 tracks, all amazingly produced on their own Nintendo DSi! Such ingenuity and excitement has already caught the attention of the likes of Titus Andronicus, and with such a strong debut Im sure we'll hear more of these guys as the year progresses. Get NO ART NO TRADE now from here.
Weird Korea - Panasonic Pink Moon
Weird Korea - Youth Cult