RIYL: post punk pop with a psych edge

Label: Fire Recordings

The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together. A psych-fueled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed.

The ‘third chapter’ refers to the last five years that the Dutch band have spent creating their “difficult” third album. Each song spins a yarn; there are plagues, dreams, wind and fire, ‘mythical’ characters, and the search for the secret government warehouse. Lead single, Tokyo Music Experience, resonates with a conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of Japanese super-productivity; a mesmerizing mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the-hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with the party!

– Fire Recordings

The ‘buy’ link takes you to a number of UK distro sites that are carrying the ‘dinked’ version of Rats on Rafts’ new record on dark green vinyl. It comes with an additional 7″ and an OBI strip. If you’re just looking for the black vinyl, grab it from Fire Records HERE. Each version is designed with a fold-out origami sleeve. Check out the music video for the insanely catchy Tokyo Music Experience below. It’s one of the best post punk tracks I’ve heard in quite a while!

The Details

Standard Edition LP: Deluxe origami fold out sleeve.
Limited DINKED EDITION available on DARK GREEN vinyl, Deluxe Origami Sleeve, Bonus 7″ with exclusive B Side & DINKED Obi Strip, DL card. LTD to 400.

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Price $30

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