Saturday, August 6, 2011

J.C Satan 'Sick Of Love'

J.C Satan's 'Sick Of Love' is a celebratory album for Slovenly Records marking the label's 100th release. This debut album is made by 2 girls from Turin, Italy and 3 guys from Bordeaux, France where the album was recorded. Sure, garage rock bands come dime a dozen at the moment, with the sheer volume of current albums taking cues from 13th Floor Elevators, Oblivions, Gories it's a feat unto itself to wade through it all (hence why this post is being made 8 months late). But, it's worth it when you dig and dig to find an album like 'Sick Of Love'. J.C Satan aren't trying to challenge garage rock, but bring new blood to a genre that's seen an immense revival lately.

'Sick Of Love' is made up of ramshackle garage rock numbers delivered with a feedback quality akin to The Jesus and Mary Chain. The songs vary from blasts of crunchy, fuzzed out guitars carrying pop melodies alongside unglued boy/girl vocals, to melancholic lonely pieces such as "Your Place". Even in these darker places lyricist Paula keeps a sense of humor, "Woke up late in the morning, In a bed full of Stories, There’s no love, No romance, Just a jerk in a coma". "Adventure Boat" and "Can You" are more highlights best showing J.C Satan's flare for unhinged garage stompers from the songwriting styles of Arthur Satan (Meatards, Magnetix). 'Sick Of Love' is like a 35 minute tornado that pushes and pulls you in every which direction 13 songs possibly can, this should please any Ty Segal or Oh Sees fan.

J.C Satan Can You by Gilded Gutter

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