• cup Jitter Visions (LP, £14.75)

    label: Aagoo

    Cup is Tym Wojcik, a Polish-American drummer living in Queens, NY and originally from Houston, TX. Only five months after the release of 'Hiccup', psych-punker Cup is back. With 'Jitter Visions', his eighth release, he takes you to a place that's simultaneously new and familiar -- in the way that you might feel you've been here before, but can't be sure. A nagging and uneasy feeling. A record that is at times grinding and brash, at times smooth and melodic, like the ebb and flow of a fever dream. Distorted, simple guitar riffs reminiscent of 80s punk, 'Help'-era Oh Sees, Slaughterhouse-era Ty Segall, layered with dark synths, bright delayed vocals, and driving rhythms. Lyrics about menace that comes from without, from within, about looking around the world from your own personal head, about being a person with another person, with people everywhere doing things. About changing into the same person over and over again. With every passing release, Wojcik's sound becomes more distinct. Fuzz-soaked punk riffs that feel like they should be played faster, stretching and skewing into off-kilter melodies over driving dual rhythms. Songs about the fact of the body, the fact of existing, the challenge of conveying meaning. A background of anxiety throughout: a reflection of our odd world and oddly, incomprehensibly growing older in it. TRACK LISTING 1. Runny Rummy 2. Magic Planet 3. Daydream Machine 4. Eye See 5. Gum Boy 6. Freddie's Bounce 7. Liquid Grid 8. Caffeinated Lover 9. Cosmic Brain 10. Jitter Visions 11. Inverted Void 12. Spell Limbo 13. Time Attack! 14. It's Calling For You 15. Wide Eyed

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