"Your Neu Favourite Band" CD
Genres: punk, punk rock, garage
New York, NY
Aug 25 - 31 2003
off the presses from quality label Narnack Records is the debut X27
record, Your Neu Favourite Band. Known for their intense live
shows, X27's main challenge in creating this album was being
able to hold up on record. It's no secret that great live bands
sometimes fall flat in the studio.
With that said, it's clear they've done a good job on Your Neu
Favourite Band. While you aren't likely to emerge bruised and
battered from this album like you would at an X27 show (bad
thing?), you will likely enjoy the energy and sheer disregard for
popular production values that the band exemplifies. Trash that, epitomizes.
The sound is gritty, and the songs come across as explosive yet still
remarkably melodic. The most intriguing piece is "Spyder,"
which is like a punk tune pounded to oblivion by high-pitched guitar
squalls and distortion. Another fine song is simply called
"Me"; it sounds like a more garage-y Sneaker Pimps
track, oddly enough.
Altogether, this is a very strong debut from what was once
primarily a live band. These things are bound to sell like hotcakes at
shows, and for good reason too. Check it out if you're up for
some high-energy punk/garage rock.
[Vitals: 12 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]