PZL066: American Culture - Pure American Gum

by American Culture

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Lars Gotrich
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Lars Gotrich You can hear this dude's record collection on this record, dripping in Jesus and Mary Chain fuzz and VU swagger. It's unapologetic and charming. Favorite track: Actual Alien.
Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer A magnificent set of just wonderful buzzsaw tracks with glorious melodies and peak energy levels. Brilliant. Favorite track: I Wanna Be Your Animal.
Travis Button
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Travis Button FIIIINNNNAAALLLLLLYYYY!! Been waiting what seems like forever to buy this album! Saw these guys at Burgerama last year and luckily was able to pick up a limited edition "Actual Alien" EP cassette. Since then it has been really tough getting anything by them so thanks Jigsaw for finally digging American Culture from obscurity. Favorite track: Just Driving Around.
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Remember when Jesus And Mary Chain wanted really badly to be American during their mid-period? That's this record. This is classic "American music". Not so much Bo Diddley and Elvis, but more like Velvet Underground and the Stooges. These ten songs celebrate activities such as driving around, listening to music, going to the movies... but they're also about feeling anxious and out of place and not really knowing who or what you are. The songs themselves are buried in layers of fuzz and reverb, as if they were trying to mask their true identity: that is, catchy little pop hits. Sometimes they fade away too soon, sometimes they even just stop mid-sentence, but nevertheless, the ideas are already planted, and the songs remain stuck in your head. This is American Culture.

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released March 10, 2015

All songs written by American Culture, except track 9 by Frank Jordan.

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