Razorcake ran another review of the Rubber Cushions’ 7″. Check it out:
Crazy: 7″ single
Huzzah! Huzzah! What’s up with hiding the scorcher on the flip? “I Won’t Be Your Lover” should have been the A-side. Not that “Crazy” is a sloucher, as it’s definitely a strong song. But that previously-mentioned song on the B-side—whoa! Fast paced and rocking like a muhfugga. They slow down in the middle, put in some harmonica, catch their breath, then put the flame back on high. Now, back to the song “Crazy.” Reminds me of the Standells and Music Machine: hard-hitting tempos, catchier than hell, and delivered with attitude. Damn good record! –Matt Average
Todd Taylor himself, editor of Razorcake magazine, reviewed the Rubber Cushions 7″ in the latest issue (#62). While admitting to not being a fan of the particular style, he still said some pretty nice things. Such as: “Rubber Cushions play a very apt retelling of Stooges-era punk; one leg straddling Chuck Berry, gyrating their pelvis right into the listener’s face. Rubber Cushions are definitely talented and are expert channelers of dirty rock’n’roll”. I can live with that.
Oh man oh man oh man! This is so freaking good. Think Screaming Jay Hawkins fronting the Stooges. Or a rockin’ NY Dolls without the kitsch. This is Asheville’s finest and we’ve got their debut 7″ in our hot little hands. White vinyl with white label, each single comes with a digital download code as well. Check out the 45-second sample on the ‘Releases’ page. Only $5 ppd (in N. America; int’l orders should contact us directly). Order right here:
We’re happier than a drunk pig in shit about the upcoming single by Asheville, NC’s swamp/punk/blues band, the Rubber Cushions. The single will feature “Crazy” b/w “I Won’t Be Your Lover” and the 45 rpm 7″ will come with a digital download. The master recordings are smoking and have been sent off for vinyl mastering and pressing. If you want to pre-order the single, drop us an e-mail [mailATgirthrecordsDOTcom] and we’ll give you the details.
The newest issue of Razorcake magazine (#59) has a review of the re-issue of Sivle Si Dog’s Drain-o 10 ” EP:
A reissue of this North Carolina band’s 1994 debut. This is what it’s all about. Small town outcasts hell-bent on flipping out the squares. But this music isn’t punk so much as grunge. Not that Pearl Jam shit. This would scare the Capri pants off sorority girls. It’s snide, murky hard rock, like Mudhoney, Tad, and Fitz Of Depression. While not essential, especially if you don’t already own “Superfuzz Bigmuff,” this is an interesting document of what was going on in the punk scene in those odd couple of years between Nirvana and Green Day. Bonus points for the anti-Bush song being about the first President Bush. Four studio tracks, two decent-sounding live ones. –CT Terry
Not too shabby. Check out the 10″ on the ‘Releases’ page for yourself!
Sixteen years after it’s release, MaximumRocknRoll has reviewed Sivle Si Dog’s Drain-o EP. In part, here is what they say:
“First song is awesome and got me goin’ in a good ANTISEEN hate groove, then the other two on that side got way boring. Side B is better. Reminds me of a lot of bands seen at the Kennel Club, I-Beam and Chameleon in the late ’80s and early ’90s like PLAINFIELD, GROTUS, SURGERY, etc. A little dated but worth a listen.”
I can live with that. If you want to check it out for yourself, Drain-o (and the superior Room 30) is available under the RELEASES tab above.
Also, I finally got some MP3 files up for Drain-o and Room 30. I’ll try to get at least one file up for all future releases.
I mentioned way back in August that the debut EP from State of Franklin would be out soon. Well, it is finally here! Entitled The Cancer E.P., it features the instant classic “Fuck You, Cancer.” Check it out under the ‘Releases’ section.