Abner Trio / Man At Arms
Noise Recordings /
Genre: noise rock, indie rock
this eight-track split ep pits abner trio's
melodic noise-rock against man at arms' more abrasive song
fragments. i'm really digging the hooky indie rock of the former,
which is sort of like a mashpash of dismemberment plan,
cap'n jazz, and three mile pilot. especially great are the
urgency of "the spotlight" and the melodic build-up of "the hysteria",
though the 3mp bittersweetness of "the victim" is pretty gnarly
as well. man at arms is considerably more impulsive, shedding
the poppier end of matters for a much noisier method. they sound very,
very similar to an old band by the name of fiesel. minute-long
"the drooling" is my favourite.
mp3 (from suburbansprawlmusic.com):
trio - the spotlight,
arms - who died and made you the voice of reason?
abner trio video for "the chair" (not on this cd),
man at arms video for "the forseeable future" (not on this cd)
Fun Fact: Abner is a
minor character in the Bible.
[Vitals: 8 tracks, 24:31,
distributed by the labels,
released Nov 14 2006]