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Album Review: Nuclear Power Pants – Wicked Eats the Warrior LP (Wham City)

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MP3: Nuclear Power Pants – Graveyard

The CD Release party for Wicked Eats the Warrior at Floristree this Sat Sept 26th with Witch Hat , Blue Leader and the joyous Santa Dads opening!

Their live shows are absurdist carnival freakshows from the surreal and paranoid tail-end of an acid binge.  The spectacle, when you are experiencing it, makes the music feel ancillary.  This is a group that self-avowedly began in the trappings of concise, party-driven songcraft awash with feedback and artificially-siamese vocalists.

How, then, do Nuclear Power Pants possibly transition this to recorded medium?  Well, in today’s climate you roll with it, as noise and absurdity are approaching a level of ubiquity in music today not unlike the presence of guitars in rock.

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Live Review: Whartscape 2009 Day 2 (2009.07.11)

Gates of MICA Parking Lot @ Whartscape 2009

Walking into the MICA North Ave. parking lot was like stepping into an alternate universe to me. Accustomed to the outstandingly complete normalcy of Carroll County living, everything involved at Saturday’s Whartscape was akin to alien scenery in my eyes. If anyone attending knew who I was or what I looked like–and you probably didn’t, you crazy ass MICA kids, I apologize for probably having stared just a tad too much.

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