RIYL: The Raincoats, Bush Tetras, Le Tigre, Sleater Kinney

Label: End of Time Records

Seattle punk trio VATS has teamed up with hometown label End of Time Records for a full-length of post-punk brimming with surreal lyricism and an unrefined sheen reminiscent of the genre’s golden years in the late 70s.

Any studio limitations the group may have faced is matched with an unbridled and passionate delivery.  The guitars and vocals dance between dissonance and melody and that murky bass riff in the title track kindles the same DIY immediacy that I felt when I first heard The Raincoats’ 1979 post-punk classic.  You can almost taste the raw joy in the layers.  And similar to other groups like Le Tigre and Sleater Kinney, this is the side of punk that you can dance to.

Pick up a copy of the record either on red or black wax after the ‘buy’ link.  Both are limited to 250.  All ye tapeheads, there’s also a cassette available.

The Details

First LP pressing of 500 with half on transparent red, half on black vinyl. LP includes a download code. Art by Justin Gallego.

Includes digital pre-order of Green Glass Room. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.

Shipping out on or around 01 July 2016.

Price $15

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