Ace record label Swill Children are releasing two great 7"s.
First up is a split between Brooklyn's Hunters and Montreal's Dead Wife. The A Side has already received the star treatment - what with Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner on mixing duties and Smashing Pumpkin James Iha in the producer's chair - and the sounds are electrifying, really grinding and brutal, whilst the B Sides keep it lo-fi, with tape deck explosions and crackly noise. I like both bands - Hunters' 'Deadbeat' is the pick of the tracks (their EP can be grabbed here), but Dead Wife offer a real sense of Riot Grrl gone awry that tickles the degraded punk soul that inhabits us all.
The second 7" is just exciting. W-H-I-T-E (White Horses In Technicolour Everywhere), otherwise known as Cory Thomas Hanson, has carved a slice of reverb-drenched ethereal brilliance. Really, 'Fountain' is an amazingly catchy track, due in no small part by Hanson's soaring vocal harmony, and combined with that insistent drum beat, the song cascades over you, drowning you in its watery ecstasies. The B-Side is just as good, with a remix by hype darlings Amen Dunes, and this is just as good, setting the track on a different spatial plane altogether. 'Fountain' is actually the single of upcoming LP Twin Tigers, an album that Im eagerly awaiting...
You can grab both of these release at the Swill Children store. Im massively impressed, and cant help but think that all three of these acts are going to shake things up this year.
Hunters - Deadbeat
Dead Wife - RX From Dr Gay
W-H-I-T-E - Fountain