Hard Plastic Buttons
“Anger” starts us off with some drivingly lysergic carnival rage — swirling bunnymen guitars dizzy out the backwards carousel delirium – definitely worth the ticket fare, even if we may have lost some peripheral ganglia in the frantic spin.
“Hubbard’s Cupboard” is the b-side follow-up, where we perhaps find ourselves downing whiskey with Lydia Lunch and William Burroughs in a gaslit hotel room. Pretty sure there is someone with a revolver in the hallway. I think they do something terrible, while all the smart folks are downstairs at the burlesque.
Fascinating new tracks from Brooklyn’s Hard Plastic Buttons!!!
Following the recording of the debut EP “world as museum” and getting their first live show under their belts, Slander decided to head to the studio to record a debut single.
Fortune smiled on the band when an old friend from the neighborhood pointed them in the direction of Daniel Schlett and the Strange Weather studio in Brooklyn. Schlett was able to capture the total spectrum of the band’s sound, creating a delicious slab of post-punk on “Magnets” and the lush, yet rocking sound of “Ghosts”.
The single was recorded and mixed in one ten hour session on Saturday 22 September 2012.
here are some photos of sonic youth live at the palace theater, new haven, late october 1992 -
kodak 5062 px – my 5th roll of film (ever)
developed and printed at the 1st collective, alice court, pawcatuck, with assistance by matthew mclaughlin
prints still exude the heavy fumes of the fixer…… sorry they are not the best quality!
text + voice by tariq zayid with jennifer wolcin, guitar by thurston moore, composed + arranged by tarbox23
for Black Pig Liberation Front, The Revolution Of Everyday Life
found an unreleased Cigarette recording on a cassette deep down in the drawer – apologies and warnings about the audio quality
drums : shawn fake
guitar : talbot pray
vocals : mat tarbox