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Artist: GUERILLA TOSS
Title: 367 Equalizer
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Vinylization of a recent Infinity Cat cassette, 367 Equalizer is a one-sided slab of belligerent art damage. The feel of this session is more tempered than that of their wigglesome debut LP, Jeffrey Johnson (as well as their second LP, which shall go nameless). The discordian elements of post-no-wave edge and Brooklyn basement glue party remain, but some of the looser jags have been hauled in and buffed like a fine pair of loafers. This is still definitely the sound of young people, but not in a way that grates on my old mans sensibilities. One of my favorite prog albums was recorded by Pete Browns band, Piblotko, and its called Things May Come and Things May Go, But the Art School Dance Goes On Forever. The sentiment expressed by that title inhabits the music here. It acknowledges a variety of parallel continua, while adding a fresh layer of creative loam that will surely be plundered by subsequent generations of brats. Its an endless worm of processing and renewal, and only time will tell if this Boston quintet ultimately manages to survive the rigors of the eat-and-be-eaten dictates of the form, but this is a damn good effort. It will be sure to please those amongst us who are still young in tongue, even as we become long in tooth." - Byron Coley.

Artist: GUERILLA TOSS
Title: Jeffrey Johnson
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Debut LP session by a young Boston-based quintet who hit with all the Dionysian power of a young Harry Pussy, squared and electronified. Kassie Carlsons vocals have all the upper register urgency once manifested by the great Adris Hoyos, and her bandmates manage to create large stugs of post-punk angularity, overlaid with truly dithersome electronics. The result is one of the first transcendent post-no-wave records of our era. Live, Guerilla Toss create an amazing and beautiful disruption of all known truth-fields. They function at a level of pure discordian creation so pure, it is guaranteed to melt all but the stoniest witnesses to its blazing infirmity. But the album, Jeffery Johnson (named after the most elusive member of Jack Blacks legendary Johnson Family, as well as the author of the records cover art), manages to work beautifully as a collection of songs, rusty and scrappy, but songs nonetheless. Guitars weevle off into the atmosphere, key chords emerge like one of Adele Berteis lost tampons, drums cuss sullenly -- its an amazing mess of sound-bed for our heroine to caper upon. Get yours now or pine for it later. Your choice." -Feeding Tube.

Artist: GUERILLA TOSS
Title: Jeffrey Johnson (Color Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Originally released in 2012. Available in two different colors: clear beer, transparent blue. "Debut LP session by a young Boston-based quintet who hit with all the Dionysian power of a young Harry Pussy, squared and electronified. Kassie Carlsons vocals have all the upper register urgency once manifested by the great Adris Hoyos, and her bandmates manage to create large stugs of post-punk-angularity, overlaid with truly dithersome electronics. The result is one of the first transcendent post-no-wave records of our era. Live, Guerilla Toss create an amazing and beautiful disruption of all known truth-fields. They function at a level of pure discordian creation so pure it is guaranteed to melt all but the stoniest witnesses to its blazing infirmity. But the album, Jeffrey Johnson (named after the most elusive member of Jack Blacks legendary Johnson Family, as well as the author of the records cover art), manages to work beautifully as a collection of songs, rusty and scrappy, but songs nonetheless. Guitars weevle off into the atmosphere, key chords emerge like one of Adele Berteis lost tampons, drums cuss sullenly - its an amazing mess of sound-bed for our heroine to caper upon. Get yours now or pine for it later. Your choice." - Byron Coley, 2012.

Artist: GUERILLA TOSS
Title: Smack the Brick
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Edition of 400. Includes download code. Plays at 45 RPM. "Slight line-up change in GT brings new faces to keyboards and bass, resulting in a rather plumper (and, dare I say, more soulful) bottom, without removing any of the pony-rending upper register dynamism we have all grown to love. This new width also adds a certain slinkiness to a few of the evil cheerleader routines that are part of Kassie Carlsons magic kit. The band spins out streams of thick repeato-riffery, while Kassies vocals exhort everyone to explode. Word on the street is that GTs new label has big things in store for them. So Smack the Brick is either gonna be viewed as the end of one era or the beginning on another. Either way, GT continue to punch above their weight, swinging like a drunken street fighter in Bostons Combat Zone whose chest just happens to emit strange keyboard sounds from time to time. Peter Kalyniuks great cover art tells the whole story -- your head is a temple. But it is also full of snakes." - Byron Coley, 2015.

Artist: GUERILLA TOSS
Title: Gay Disco
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts, deranged rock outfit Guerilla Toss is nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. Their newest record, Gay Disco, is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. However, in the midst of the chaos, it is clear that the compositions are well-crafted and spout from the minds of educated individuals while avoiding the common esoteric pitfalls that could be associated with their sound. Kassie Carlsons ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a demented and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negropontes full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, battling off fits of rage and panicking between four-on-the-floor dance beats and controlled, pounding trashcan thrash. Guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs ping-ponging between each other while keeping pace with dancey stabs of clanging string shrapnel. As messy as it sounds, Hanes fuzzed and scuzzed bass jamming still retains heaps of thick, gooey funk in the purest sense, which perfectly complements Shafiees masterful axe work that manages to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock pepperings. That glue that binds is Ian Kovacs synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the albums overall doped-up disco flavor. Gtoss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor in a record that captures the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest recording to date." - NNA Tapes.
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