Sorry guys I can't wait anymore, and certainly not until October 15th when The Zico Chain'sFood releases! I have been sitting on my hands since Chris, Paul, and Ollie burned me a copy of their mix back at SXSW in the spring. Now that a final release date has been announced I feel pretty safe in telling you this disc "bleeping" rocks end to end. It's spent more time in my disc player than any other CD in the last 6 months.
Building on the metal meets grunge sound from their debut EP, this scaldingly hot disc on the Hassle Records label out of the U.K. may be tough to find on this side of the pond until the band lines up a north american label but if you can, get your hands on it. My favorite tracks are "Anemia", "Where Would You Rather Be" , "Pretty Pictures", hell the whole disc is great. Recorded in L.A. with producer Joe Baresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), this is almost a perfect snapshot of the bands frenetic onstage energy and presence. Joe did a fantastic job of capturing the sound without beating the life out of it in the edits. This is probably my favorite CD release of all of 2007. It's pretty amazing these guys still aren't signed onto a major label and headlining in the states yet.