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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 89 – COLLIDER

COLLIDER

Foundations for this rock band started being laid by the Ricksen family in San Francisco back in 2004, between brothers Mark and John.  Several different reincarnated sounds and various bandmates later they had the product they were looking for, having eventually located their bassist Billy Boyle and drummer Steve Martinez through that birthplace of many a spare band member, Craigslist.  Still unsigned, they have so far self-released two EPs through 2009.  The first was the Down In Satrines EP, followed by the BBM EP that had a got a release on the last day of the year.  Having one of their band members listed as being responsible for ‘atmosphere’ probably gives you a clue about the type of indie rock they try to create.  This is scaled up music that not only blasts the roof off, but probably goes on to make its own Ozone hole in the sky above.  It’s the kind of marvellous tunesmithery that The Big Pink mastered so well, with their climactic, sweeping, fuzzy blasts of heartfelt expression.  The music is full and ethereal, and although there are riffs and melodies inside each tune, you never find yourself grabbing all of it.  To say its messy is perhaps slightly unfair and missing its point, as it’s deliberately loose and untidy.  Like a cloud of noisy smoke it’s all-encompassing and although it’s occasionally a little disorientating it’s actually rather pleasant once you breathe it in.  This type of indie is rockier than straight psychedelia, but more dizzy than straight indie rock.  Track names such as The Grid Goes Down Tonight and Big Bang Machines, takes the particle accelerator connotations one neutron too far for our liking, but beyond all that there’s plenty of electric juice in all their songs to keep you energised.  They sent us the exclusive track, Take Off, (see below), from their new EP, Pris, which is planned for a release this coming May, with their first full length due out by the end of the year.  The song is a great example of their many strengths, suggesting this band are now confidently constructing a solid future for themselves.    (MB)

Find them here:        Myspace

Hear them here:        COLLIDER – THE GRID GOES DOWN TONIGHT

Hear them here:        COLLIDER – TAKE OFF

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2 Responses to “THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 89 – COLLIDER”


  1. 1 jake
    April 26, 2010 at 3:10 am

    good tracks! big sounds, nice fuzz, kinda poppy but not annoying.

  2. 2 luther
    April 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    great tracks…you can download them all for free at their bandcamp site too! (http://www.collider.bandcamp.com)


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