GORILLA: It’s All Pop: 12”

Sep 20, 2017

I had the fortune to see Gorilla. The band tore it up and had only a cassette to sell. I was so into the set I wanted to buy the tape five times. Hidden Volume has made this Tokyo-based band easy to locate with an EP of six new songs by this power pop powerhouse that shouldn’t be missed. It’s high-level, Raspberries / Big Star style rock with some rattling punk movement in the center. Lots of solid harmonizing over loud guitars. There’s not a clanger on the album. If you’re into late-era Registrators, this is a no-brainer. –Billups Allen (Hidden Volume, hiddenvolume.com)