Saturday, February 04, 2006


I was going to do a Slint post, but noticed a few other bloggers around lateley that pretty much had them covered. So, I give you Slint protege's Rodan.

When I first heard their one and only full length album Rusty, in 1994, it hit me like a brick in the face. The first song, Bible Silver Corner, is a mellow yet tense instrumental reminiscent of Slint. It gives way to the abrasive blast of Shiner that wollops you upside the head. It's lyrics are barked, screamed and spoken by three of the four members of the band before it fades out into an almost inaudible wash of ambience that allows your ears to regroup for the marathon that is The Everyday World of Bodies. Bassist Tara Jane O'Neil takes over much of the vocals for Jungle Jim, while dueting and alternating with Kevin Coultas and Jason Noble for the majority of the album. Rusty, for me anyway, is to math rock what Loveless is to shoegaze. It's that good.

Hear for yourself:

Rodan - Bible Silver Corner
Rodan - Gauge
Rodan - Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto

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