Monday, December 1, 2014

NETHERLANDS + CMJ

As Timo Ellis and his Brooklyn gang of pop-metal acid-eaters prepare the next Netherlands EP for release in 2015, they have bestowed another new song upon the world. Stream Netherlands' latest single, "Sluggo," exclusively on CMJ.com.

CMJ editor Eric Davidson proclaims, "If you always liked the concept of super-fuzzed stoner rock but need copious amounts of Coca-Cola in addition to NyQuil to balance out your moods, this is the band for you. 'Sluggo' is an absolute burning blur of a song..."

A recent review by Noisey's Zach Lipez describes Netherlands as "Dio-inflected yowling over Drive Like Jehu overridden-in-the-red propulsion" and "glammed out Highway Star vocals running wild and free over distorted bass chaos."

Ellis, a 20-year veteran of the New York rock scene, has collaborated with Melvins, John Zorn, Cibo Matto, and more. In Netherlands, Ellis is backed by drummer Dave Burnett and keyboardist Ava Farber. Stand by for more details of the new EP, coming up in 2015!

"If you always liked the concept of super-fuzzed stoner rock but need copious amounts of Coca-Cola in addition to NyQuil to balance out your moods, this is the band for you. 'Sluggo' is an absolute burning blur of a song..."
–CMJ

"Dio-inflected yowling over Drive Like Jehu overridden-in-the-red propulsion... Glammed out Highway Star vocals running wild and free over distorted bass chaos."
–Noisey

"Gritty, high energy punk/metal, anchored by a huge distorted synth bass tone; the effect is something like Future of the Left banging out one of Torche's more rambunctious tunes."
–BrooklynVegan