RIYL: Ratatat, The Fucking Champs, STRFKR
Label: Ribbon Music
From the cover art to the first synth punches, L.A. Takedown isn’t into being subtle. ¬†You want excess? ¬†You’ve come to the right place.
First single Night Skiing starts out sounding like one of John Carpenter’s soundtracks from the 1980s with a steady krautrock beat and spunky synth textures. ¬†Halfway in, though, it shifts¬†into Van Halen-esque guitar overdrive. ¬†Finally, the electro kids and the rock kids can put down their swords and tridents and come together in peace. ¬†Fans of¬†Ratatat, The Fucking Champs and even old guitar gods like Steve Vai will dig these tasty licks.¬† This could soundtrack anything from a Sonic the Hedgehog level¬†to a high-octane action movie montage.
Check out the first single below and grab a green vinyl variant from Ribbon Music after the ‘buy’ link.
Limited version of the album pressed on 180g translucent green vinyl, includes MP3 download card.
Item ships out on or around May 11, 2017.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive