Thursday, July 08, 2010
Auckland's kings of scuzz get kind of "epic" on this cut from their new album Fantasy Footwork; letting those hijacked exercise VHS tape rhythms and joyous SNES riffs build up for a couple minutes before Chris Cudby's warped shouts come blasting through the receiver. There's this weird innate desire to dance and/or exercise to Golden Axe's music, but when I played this at a party the other night it was funny how nobody could figure out how to properly dance to it (but really wanted to) so they just kind of lost their shit. Been blasting Fantasy Footwork pretty heavily and I love how it sits perfectly alongside our favourite Peace Age dudes with their similarly skewed pop visions informed by video games, Garfieldisms, Angelfire websites and junk food. In my iTunes tags this album's genre is "Fun" - for sure.
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