Saturday, July 13, 2019

Listen to Guidon Bear's punk "askew pop"-ish "Hammer" from the "Downwardly Mobile: Steel Accelerator" album

Hammer from Olympia,Washington's Guidon Bear's long awaited debut album "Downwardly Mobile: Steel Accelerator" moves in a cagey punk pop way percolating on cool synth keys, head bobbing guitar rhythms, sprite drums and proto alt folk punk vox as singer-songwriter Mary Water (Little Red Car Wreck), drummer, multi-instrumentalist Pat Maley (Lois, Courtney Love) and synth player E. Michael Bradley twist sounds into beautiful yet art rockish "askew pop" angles. The sound feels live and immediate and I love that. All these guys are veterans of the 90's Olympia music scene and it shows. Their pop songs are about "real life nightmares, boot camps, late bills and scraping by."

Robb Donker

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