For the majority of new bands, there doesn’t seem to be a plan in place for the future – a vision for moving forwards, an ideal route – which is why, when an act does come out with some kind of grand ideology, there’s usually some sort of furore about them. Weird Era, though, have spent the past 2 or so years quietly going about their business, practicing and perfecting their sound, the honing process spread out over countless recordings of new material. The albums – all freely distributed – have never dropped below utter brilliance, and the cutting room floor seems to hold just as many gems. Picked from the vaults of their unreleased tracks, I am proud to announce the latest in the Duck Tape series is Weird Era’s Go To Hell E.P.
For anyone who has yet to come across the band, this is as good of an intro as any – a 6 track, 20 minute whip round the nuances of their sound, touching on shoegaze and noise rock, layer upon layer of intricate, warped rhythms. There’s a depth to their racket – something to get lost within or let wash over you, probably closer to a contemporary My Bloody Valentine than the Deerhunting that their name suggests. Words can’t really do it justice – the E.P. is available for download as of now for free, and any monetary donations will go to charity if you’re feeling generous.
1 garage honeymoon
2. other people
3. seasons of mist (feverdreams)
1. on knife plain
2. girl or toy
3. dark carnival (…)
Of course, the whole point of Duck Tapes is that these are physical releases too, and in a first for the label, there are 10 copies available for purchase. Handmade from otherwise discarded cassettes, they’re available for £5 each, and will never be reproduced again. They too are available as of now through bandcamp. Enjoy.