reviewed by Jack Derricourt
Toronto’s New Fries has a nice little cacophony in store for you. More is a pretty arrangement of sounds and groove that those in love with chaos will get friendly with pretty quick.
I think “Gertrude Stein Greeting Card from Pape/Danforth” is a perfectly representative specimen of the album. It’s a beautiful echo chamber of no wave delight — like being on a beach of black and neon pink sand specks, a tide of pure synthetic data crashing in and out. The drums pulse with melodic tones as a repetitive lyric pounds on and on: melody with harshness built into its structure. That’s kind of what the album is all about.
Post-punk thrash delights all over this album. The production puts pockets of space in between flat swells of noise. There’s a wide range of sonics to More. While “Gertrude” stretches out to three minutes, tracks often go around two minutes or so — with lil ole “Inter” just teasing ears with twenty seconds of synth fun.
If you’re into the chaos of tight-knit bands, then you’re probably already familiar with New Fries. If not, then hurry the fuck up.
‘More’ will be released Nov. 26th.
Top Track: “Gertrude Stein Greeting Card from Pape/Danforth”
Rating: Proud Hoot (Really Good)