Jar'd Loose-Turns 13
Threshold of Pain Records/The Path Less Traveled Records
Buy it. That's all there is to it. Just buy "Turns 13". This Chicago-based band has just dropped their sophomore disc,"Turns 13" and it is fantastic! It's so good in fact that I immediately stopped what I was doing and picked up their first album (2012's equally raved over "Goes to Purgatory") and a t-shirt from this four-piece noise-rock band featuring members Eddie Gobbo (vox), Eva Bialecki (bass, vox), Nate Madden (guitar) and Phil Hardman (drums). And I did it just so that I could further bask in their kick-ass noise-rock glory! When it comes to Jar'd Loose it's almost like the lead singer (or original) of The Accused (good old Blaine Cook!) were to front this wild and crazy noise rock n roll outfit whose sound is drew as much from the Jesus Lizard as Entombed (their own words)....only it's like 1,000 times better on tape! Whether it's the way in which Eddie Gobbo goes about hitting the mic with some unreal, wicked and absolutely gnarly, "swallowing razor blades here boss!" vocals or the band's (complex and colorful!) take on garage-like (noisy, punkified and down-right dirty!) rock n' roll it's all equally sick and it made me appreciate the music of Chicago all over again! And it's not just the music of Jar'd Loose that makes me go back to this lot over and over again! I'm loving everything about this band-their cool female bass player (always a plus for me-there is just something awesome about killer female bassists!), their apparent obsession with pro wrestling (just check out this quartet's Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/jardloose) and their well-organized, A-Z list of influences (check 'em out below). It's like Chicago's Jar'd Loose's are the whole package! And their second full-length, "Turns 13," is just adding to what will be their legacy! Available on both CD and (starting June 26th) LP, "Turns 13" is a must for noise rock fanatics and another release that will be featured in my year end best of list! You can find it (along with a whole slew of other cool items!) at the band's store here:http://www.shopbenchmark.com/jardloose/new-products.html
The list of influences:
Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Apocalypse Hoboken, Black Sabbath, Buzzcocks, Buzzoven, Coalesce, Coliseum, Corrosion Of Conformity, Converge, Crowbar, Dead Kennedys, Death, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Dwarves, Emperor, Entombed, Eyehategod, Faith No More, Frank Zappa, Godflesh, Gojira, Goreguts, Helmet, The Jesus Lizard, L7, Lair of the Minotaur, Mastodon, Melvins, Morbid Angel, Motorhead, Prong, Screaming Trees, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Swans, Thin Lizzy, Vision of Disorder, White Zombie, Zeke.