Rocket Recordings gained some steam with a lot of new fans after they started releasing wax slabsÂ from our favorite tribal ritualists GOAT, butÂ the revered label isÂ a household name to psych addicts. Â They’ve beenÂ releasing solidÂ brain-benders since the late 90s, featuringÂ 7″s from the likes of Thee Hypnotics, The Heads and Johnny Hash as well as some modern favorites like White Hills and Teeth of the Sea. Â One of their greatest endeavors has been their Collisions split 12”s, my favorite being the vicious Oneida/Mugstar tag team. Â However, that one may be challenged by the newest addition: Mamuthones & Evil Blizzard.
Mamuthones’ Don’t Be Choosy is a punchy krautrocker with a glisteningÂ post-punk sneer. Â If Neu! slowed down their tempo and let a drunk Mark E. Smith front the group, you’d get something in the same vicinity as Mamuthones. Â It’s an elegantly wasted cut, and perfect for any underground disco or cockfighting ring.
Evil Blizzard gets a bit more metal in the rhythm section, but the shrillÂ Ozzy-esque vocal accompaniment in tracks like Sacrifice take the group to haunting cosmic territory. Â This ain’t your OzzFest band. Â This is a group you want playing your satanic-themed bar mitzvah. Â Get spooky.
Rocket Recordings only has 50 for sale on their site. Â The rest of their limited batch gets scattered to the four winds. Â If you don’t wanna play your chances at the local record store, I’d get down on this immediately.
We have 50 copies on 'milky clear' vinyl up for presale now on the Rocket Bandcamp. The rest of the copies will hit the shops on 19 January.
Includes digital pre-order of Collisions 04. The moment the album is released you'll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around 19 January 2015
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive