Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mind Spiders


Dirtnap Records [2012]

Meltdown is the newest release by Marked Men guitarist/singer Mark Ryan's new band. The group remains somewhat true to a Marked Men influence with head-bobbing rhythms, rapid-fire lo-fi vocals, and there's also an accompaniment of subtle rock and roll organ playing. The guitar riffs found within many of the tracks seem like an homage to something found on T-Rex's Electric Warrior, or Bowie's Ziggy Stardust…, but with a lower production value and more processed, filtered end sound. It's dirty punk rock, poppy with a classic hard rock feel. High energy and solid song structure play a large part in Meltdown, and I could see myself giving this one a good amount of spins over the course of the next few weeks.

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