Posts Tagged ‘Chunklet Industries’

From Johnny Thunders’ personal tape archive, this recording is among hundreds of live, studio and writing session tapes he stored away for safe keeping in a box simply labeled ‘Thunders Tapes’. Cleaned up and mastered, our attempt is to reveal the recordings Johnny felt worthy of keeping and to release only the best audio quality and performances that live up to his musical legacy. In the debut release, we hear Johnny and his band performing at a Swiss radio station in 1985. The digital version includes extra songs not on the vinyl.

Spectacular sound. Great set. Production note: The producers have endeavored to attribute and credit all work contained in these recordings. Any omissions brought to their attention shall be corrected in future releases.

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Released October 28th, 2020

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Record label Chunklet Industries are on fire, The latest release is from Atlanta garage-pop knee jerkers OMNI and it’s their second single for the label since 2017. It’s a fantastic snapshot of their body of work until now, which also includes two excellent albums to date on Trouble In Mind Records.

What Sunset Preacher brings are two explosively wonky and intricately built jagged-pop gems, cut at obtuse angles and loaded with fractal guitars. Get caught in this tangle and this 3-piece crew will sink its hooks in deep and cleanly with overwhelming finesse. If the guitars don’t getcha the lyrics will, with B-side “Confessional” proving that early and often. “Drinks with your divorce/ feelin’ pleasure and remorse,” spits Philip Frobos – “Steel reinforced/ she was built to stay the course,” he spits again, pairing together a handful of vocal hooks that are downright pleasing.

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However, the spring-loaded bass and guitar combo spearheads their primary attack, delivering this relentlessly crooked sound with the utmost sense of urgency. “Sunset Preacher” displays many sharp angles and twists, provided by Frankie Broyles and his dazzling guitar work. The strings are tight and the reflexes are quick, coming with harsh strumming and finely tuned plucking that masks a glassy rattling hidden in the background. Words don’t really do anything that’s happening on this 7″ piece of vinyl.

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Honey Radar sound like a low-budget Clientele, all major-key arpeggios somewhere between psych and Felt.” Are you ready to go on a Psychic Cruise, this summer, Well strap in. Yet again, Honey Radar. What can you possibly say by now that’s not totally redundant at this point? Lo-fi master-class pop handyman rock sketches in the vein of Pavement or Syd Barrett.  “Psychic Cruise” is the third proper single that Chunklet has been fortunate enough to release by the Philly band. More splayed noise. More reverb. More racket. More hooks. Repeat. Five new jams. Never heard before. New Honey Radar will always be celebrated at Chunklet HQ. We’re told that next in the Honey Radar series will be a Fall tribute single featuring Chunklet’s Henry Owings. What will they be called? Henry Radar. Coming Fall ’18.

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“Five tracks of shambolic Syd Barrett burial rites that exhume the shaggy spirit of clang-clobbered pop, echoplexed to perfection and smeared with enough hooks to keep ya diggin’ for the long haul.”

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As evidenced from their LP also from this year, Philadelphia’s Honey Radar seem to have piles of these killer lo-fi jams. A huge hit in my alternate universe. When issued with the challenge of cranking out a single of “nothing but the jams,” Jason Henn (aka Honey Radar) certainly delivered. Chock full of hits and (possibly?) his best single to date, “Ignore The Bells” is the second in what is hopefully a long series of EPs for Chunklet Industries.

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with two eps of intriguing garage rock, a cut above the rest of that scene as it exists today at least by my measure, perhaps a hold over from last decade’s weirdo garage punk heyday riding out the very last ripples in rather impressive fashion or just unboxing dusty decade old demos, woven into these short n sweet quirky damaged pop tunes channeling obvious favorites – with influences of the VELVETS and STOOGES and SYD BARRETT by way of FLYING SAUCER ATTACK and GUIDED BY VOICES and SIMPLY SAUCER – tough to differentiate between “JASON HENN” and “HONEY RADAR” – i suspect/expect there isn’t a band – in any case, this is probably the closest anyone will ever get to filling the SIC ALPS shaped hole in my heart