Bipolar Bear / Pope
(Rococo - RCC0010) split 10-inch $11.75 (Out-of-stock)
Performing on bass and drums with enough effects and thwap to make your eyeballs leak blood, Paul Kneejee and Fiddles Watson (aka Pope) are kindred spirits to the Boredoms and godheadSilo. Bipolar Bear, led by guitarists Kneejee and Bryan Thadius (both of whom run the Kill Shaman label) massacre Dischord-influenced garage rock in a frenzy of swampy-ass guitar-driven madness, with bassist Luke Birk’s angular lines and Kerri Kirchhammer’s off-beat drumming. Limited to 330 copies. Screened covers on chipboard.