• ringo deathstarr Colour Trip (CD, £6.75)

    label: Club AC30

    Austin, Texas based band's debut album. Having formed in 2007 - and channelling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground - Ringo Deathstarr have previously released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan: a self titled EP in 2007 and, in 2009, a brace of 7Ēs in the States, You Donít Listen and In Love, and a 9-track Japanese mini-album, Sparkler. Recorded quickly and recalling the pop thrill and sonic squall of prime-time Mary Chain or Strawberry Wine-era MBV, their debut album has already been lauded by the likes of Pitchfork and Nylon, who ran a double-page spread on the band. "Their pulsing layers of feedback and those droll, deadpan vocals are ripped straight from Psycho Candy, but the galloping, amphetamine rhythms are harder charging than even the most amped up track on that album" - Pitchfork.

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