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"Thank You Lrrr, You're Welcome Maxshh:

We're extremely happy to finally let the "world" know that Tundrastomper's Max and Skyler released a split record today, each contributing four solo songs. Both sides are awash in their own beautiful spirit, and together they represent a truly beautiful long-standing bond between these two. This is one of the most special releases we've ever worked on, plainly put.

Thrin V writes: "Their latest offering, a split tape between drummer Max (Maxshh) and guitarist / vocalist Skyler (Lrrr) is endearingly called Thank You Lrrr, You’re Welcome Maxshh, and is a collection of songs written and recorded by both artists in the winter of 2014.

“The idea of the split as a way for us to release our solo music for the first time, but to do it together as a symbol of our friendship, is what has allowed us to ever get around to it,” Skyler told me in a brief interview. Some of the tracks carry some of the same trappings of the Tundrastomper discography, like their penchant for off-kilter time signatures and varied recording styles overlaid on each other, but this recording project shows the pair exploring ideas that transcend their band. Both musicians recorded every instrument on their respective sides entirely. All of the tracks on this album are quite short, the longest one clocking in at just over two minutes long, but despite its brevity the collection is as fully realized as it is wonderfully enigmatic."

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Posted on January 23rd, 2020
Lookers new single "Depressed" + new album 11/9

we're very excited to be working on the debut record from Providence, RI's Lookers. Their first single "Depressed" premiered last week via The Alternative. It has received subsequent coverage from Post-Trash and NPR.

Dan Goldin of Post-Trash writes: "Sad Cactus Records have a real knack at finding great bands before anyone else is talking about them, and Providence’s Lookers are no exception. Set to release their debut EP, Mirage, on November 9th, the band’s first single “Depressed” is locked in from the very start, a circular groove bounces along with hypnotic energy before the gnashing vocals add an element of aggression. Muggs Fogarty voice ranges between sweet warble and agitated howl, both soothing and commanding, winding together with the tangled slow burn of the guitars. The song grows more caustic as it unfolds, a wash of noise permeating their brash post-punk, only to emerge deeper into their impenetrable rhythm."

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Posted on January 23rd, 2020