Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Out now: COMADRE

"It's been nearly six years since the last proper full-length by Bay Area punks Comadre. [The new self-titled album] takes their usual brand of schizophrenic tempos and gravelly barking and strips it down to grinding slabs of aggressive, rhythmic bombast with more versatile vocals and touches of everything from trumpet and piano to accordion and saw... No singular term can properly encompass what Comadre do: hoarsely snarled, garage-inflected, ragged punk with the occasional fleck of bizarre instrumentation. Hear it for yourself."
-Alternative Press

"My best guess is that you'd probably call Bay Area band Comadre's sound an offshoot of screamo, but that dirty word is far from fitting for a band this adventurous. On their self-titled effort, the band mixes bits of emotional hardcore with post-punk, Murder City Devils-style punk-n-roll, and all manner of rocking..."

"While most of Comadre's previous work is a frantic, fast-paced cacophony, their latest effort is far more mellow, perhaps even poppy... Even though it's vastly different from their previous work, it's hard to call 2013's self-titled record experimental, as Comadre have long been known for experimenting... It's an album that is just as diverse as it is focused and it's an amazing way to start 2013."