THE CHANNELS finally and officially release their early 14′ tape LO FRUIT tonight. BUFU RECORDS released this 9 song oddball stagger through new & no wave, countrified post-punk, & neg-pop and I have to say it’s absolutely one of my favorite albums of the year, from anywhere.
Check out some earlier words spilled by me about this record!!!
Here’s a band footage & youtube highlight reel vid for the the track “6” off of LO FRUIT. Wes takes lead vocals here and takes the boys on a fat bottomed sparkling pop post-punk journey of 1 minute and 48 seconds. A fantastic band perfectly blending the singular sonic special-ness of four striking young men (perhaps known more for other bands found elsewhere in the city?), there’s never dry eye or an empty belly in the house when they get done telling us ALL ABOUT that sweet and strange fruit that they won’t stop bringing up!!! A fine addition to Boston post-punk/ weird rock canon. Grab a tape!!
7/30 TREAT YO SELF (JULY) w/The Channels (record release), Gobby, Shine (ATL, ex- Bird Names), Curse Purse (1st show! mems of Zebu, ex- Speedy Ortiz) @ Middlesex
ALSO: Courtney White & Rose Parry will be showing their art. Mondo Fiasco will be providing live visuals.