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Stats "Crowned" CD

Posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 @ 6:43am » permalink

Stats - CrownedMany years ago I reviewed a demo by a band called Stay Fucked (which was an incredible band name, by the way). Somewhere along the line they changed their name to Stats, dropped the vocals, tightened up, and from what I can tell started taking themselves more seriously (if nothing else their visual aesthetic is much more mature and intriguing these days, granted that old demo did have an admittedly hilarious cover). "Crowned" is their latest EP (compliments of The Path Less Traveled Records), and it contains a handful of lengthy instrumental cuts of various forms of "rock" all fused together into one seamless ball of ass kickery. Math rock, prog rock, indie rock, noise rock… all that and more, all present in scattered bits and pieces that don't sound nearly as disjointed as my "writing" would likely suggest. It's caustic, it's melodic, it's kinda funky, and it's kinda catchy, too. The recording has a "live in the studio" type of vibe happening, with just the right amount of rawness and bite, and as is often the case with trios there's plenty of breathing room for each instrument to shine in its own space. It's all solid, but I must admit it's the completely badass bass runs that totally steal the show for me. Very cool. You can check out the whole EP below thanks to Bandcamp, so I'll let the music do the god damn talking:

Purchase:

@ The Path Less Traveled Records (CD)
@ Amazon.com (mp3)
@ iTunes (mp3)

1 Comment...

  1. Jason S. says:

    Great band! I wish they would've kept the old band name though.