TRASHIES, THE: The Octogon: LP

May 23, 2018

Imagine four, no six, maybe seven humans in a 10’x 10’ room filled with thrift store keyboards and guitars and enough effects pedals to bury a body beneath engaged in capturing the voices in their heads onto audio tape. Mothers Of Invention trapped in a recording closet with an overflowing toilet. Pere Ubu with more gunk rock. The first side ends with a Lenguas Largas trip kissing you goodnight (“Fresh Hunny”), while the second ends with “Shovel,” the most hip-swingin’, booty-shakin’ ode to a garden tool ever laid to wax. The in-between is mind-altering. Recommended to get lost in more than once. –Matt Seward (Fine Concepts)