COUSINS OF REGGAE

Quartz

(Spanish Magic - SM013) LP $24.00

Blake Hargraves and Liam Thurston’s dirty rock overdrives everything from under a sickening haze -- guitar, drums, turntable, homemade feedback devices and homemade drum triggering systems. Volcanic Tongue admire “this Canada-based riot squad” for their “riffs that sound like ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ tied to streamrollers and dragged on their face through industrial warehouse [combined] with the deforming use of clotted effects [and] endless vistas of crunch.” All covers are handmade (screenprints, stencils, hand carved stamps). Australian import.