Just got a nice stack of tapes in the store from hot shot new Australian label Virtual Cool out of Brisbane.
Welcome to Pig City is an amazing new tape from Scrabbled. Shambling anthems with healthy chips on their shoulders. Somewhat reminiscent a more caustic Eyes Rind era Garbage and Flowers with the pop sensibilities of say, um, Clag. On this recording, Scrabbled is a veritable Brisbane all star team featuring members of X Wave, Muura, Extrafoxx Per Purpose, etc etc, etc. The captain of the ship, the indefatigable Bek Moore (Clag) keeps a loose but sure grip on the helm. This was on heavy repeat in MP3 format this summer at Quemada HQ and we’re thrilled to be able to play it all proper like. Comes with a free download. $8.50
Also got a few copies of the Sewer’s/Rat Face split cassette. The Sewer’s side is a nice helping of subhuman, mold punk. The Rat Face side is a baseball bat studded with rusted nails and sticky with tetanus. Packaged in a kangaroo leather case. Comes with a download and is sold out at source. Get it now or never. $8.50