HIGH TENSION WIRES: Welcome New Machine: LP

Jul 14, 2011

One of the tenets of post-modernism is the lack of a center. What was on the outside one minute can be in the middle the next. It’s flux, unpredictable movement, interchangeable parts, marbles rolling around in a box. Inside of atoms, we can either know where the electron is or where it’s going. Not both at the same time. Same goes for what comes out of Denton, Texas and DIY punk rock. Put Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers, Chop Sakis) and Mark Ryan (the Marked Men proton in this example, since he’s doing the recording, guitar, and some songwriting) in the same room. Wha-bam! Filtrate with both the tried and true formulae of Chris Pulliam (Reds [pre-Marked Men]). Glug-glug, flash! Then agitate, accelerate, and excite with Gregory Rutherford (Bad Sports) and Daniel Fried (Wax Museums). Ba-boom! The result is something that Einstein, Picasso, Tim Kerr, and the Oblivians would all agree on. Welcome New Machine is perfect rock’n’roll for outcasts not looking for acceptance, fueled by an unquenchable thirst to keep making more music if others catch on or not. Shityeah.

 –todd (Dirtnap)

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