Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Ape Machine RAWKS.

Ape Machine releases their debut album, This House Has Been Condemned, on May 4, 2010. Self-released through their own Ape Machine Music, this 5 piece from Portland, OR blends equal parts rock n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia.

The name Ape Machine, which is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel recording, captures the heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision in the music. Featuring ex-members of Slow Dance recording artist Evening Episode, Grey Day Record’s Minmae, plus MCA’s Fenix TX, the band's mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, Ape Machine provides a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience. Molten countenance, decibel therapy!

While their other bands may reek of cheese and Hot Topic, Ape Machine is serious ass kicking rock and roll. This is the sound of corduroy bell bottoms, chukka boots, and guitars...lots and lots of guitars; all running on Orange amps cranked up to twenty. I'll be the first to admit, I was cynical about how good this band actually could be. Then I heard just how these guys rock and it made me run out and buy a 1973 Camaro, a jean jacket, and a 8 track tape player just so I could play program one (kids, go ask your parents) of This House Has Been Condemned, and taking copious amounts of Robert Plant's Miracle Long Hair and Chest Hair Grow (tm). Fuck yeah!

This is rock and roll and it RAWKS!!

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