'Jealous Of Shit And Shine / You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us'
catalogue # REPOSECD011
format: Limited Edition 2xCD
label: Riot Season
barcode # 666017150123
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Release Info :Having been lauded as the band of Sonar 2006, and following two sold out releases on Riot Season & Latitudes, SHIT AND SHINE return with their debut album proper 'Jealous Of Shit And Shine'. Taking a slightly more mature musical stance, 'Jealous Of Shit And Shine' is equal parts Strangulated Beatoffs, Butthole Surfers, Merzbow, Melvins and Boredoms - fusing sonic blasts and monster riffs into a hearty brew. Having already gained a cult following due to their legendary one riff / multi-drummer live shows - and from sharing stages with Acid Mothers Temple, Lightning Bolt, Sunno))) and Earth and more. SHIT AND SHINE are primed to explode.
The initial pressing comes packaged as a 2CD set - the bonus disc being an expanded 17-track version of their sold out 'You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us' vinyl release
2 x CD Tracklisting :
CD1: 'Jealous Of Shit And Shine'
1 Here Come The Vikings (2:03)
CD2: 'You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us'
1 The Trees Shall Mourn
Extra Info :
the first SHIT AND SHINE record ('You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us')
came out on Riot Season on vinyl so white it gave you the urge to bite
into it. It really did. Hell, it was even worth a lick and a sniff. That
one sold out pretty quick so SHIT AND SHINE begged Riot Season to put it
out again on CD. Riot Season obviously being the class act that they are
and always have been have gone and put it on CD. Hoorah!! not worth
biting into but still tasty.Verrrry fucking tasty.
There's certainly a lot of hype around British noise-mongers Sh*t and Shine; they were heralded as the best band of Sonar 2006 (not that hard) and have been blogged about incessantly after supporting Sunn O))), Acid Mothers Temple and Lightning Bolt... but what are they like on record? Well they're loud, they're really loud, and distorted as if you couldn't have guessed - every sound is as if it's been dubbed to cassette tape four or five times, it's melted, munged and shocking - did I mention it's totally f*cking great too? The number of drummers the band has ranges from two to four depending on who you talk to, all I know is that they have drummerS plural, and they use their percussion wisely. Whether they use it to simply restrain their Wolf Eyes-style noisy leanings ('Here Come the Vikings') or whether they use it as the centrepiece of the track ('Practising to be a Doctor') it's clear that Shit and Shine are a drum oriented act. With broken keyboards and clearly malfunctioning amplifiers the band come across like a noisy avant-rock version of Volcano the Bear, with an absurd humour that puts them way ahead of their contemporaries in the noise-rock scene. They appear unwilling to drop easily into one category or another instead penning tracks that flirt with just about any genre you can bring to mind. An incredibly daring but at the same time puerile and very amusing record, 'Jealous of Shit and Shine' should turn the bloggers choice into the word on the lips of tired journos everywhere. As if this wasn't enough the initial copies of the album are bundled with an extra cd of their long-gone vinyl only album 'You're Lucky to Have Friends Like Us' - lucky indeed.
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