Wednesday 13 March 2013

Splitting Songs, Bro

Here are two releases from Melbourne's Bro Fidelity Records that are well worth your time. The first is this split 12" between Spider Goat Canyon and Hotel Wrecking City Traders. Created for a joint tour of Japan, it's a nigh on perfect split - SGC create a diabolic menace throughout their three tracks (and on the excellent 'Brotherhood' never truly lets that menace off its leash, thus heightening the tension tenfold), whilst the two track behemoth that is HWCT plays with post-metal formulae, a force to be reckoned with - all recorded in one day too. Buy it here.

Spider Goat Canyon - Brotherhood
Hotel Wrecking City Traders - II

Then there is this three-way split (which comes in tri-colour 180g vinyl in primary colours, get it here) between Southern California's Waterways, UK's Sons of Alpha Centauri and Hotel Wrecking City Traders. Its quite varied - Waterways' four tracks are much more song-oriented, and despite occupying the A side on their lonesome aren't as a strong a pull here, although 'Piece of You' and 'The Blacksmith' pack a punch; Sons of Alpha Centauri are more quintessential post rock, definitely Mogwai acolytes that instead of fucking up the formula more than hold their own on 'Pulmo Victis'. You can grab that here.

Waterways - Piece Of You
Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Pulmo Victis

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