Wednesday, March 17, 2010

White Lung "Atlanta" ep

This third EP sees WHITE LUNG breaking in a new guitarist. While this quartet still play their signature lo fi garage punk which is common among the Emergency Room scene, the change in guitarist has had a subtle effect in sound. In listening to “Atlanta” next to “Magazines” I feel there was a lot more chaotic experimentation in the songs on “Magazines”. “Magazines” had a more BLACK FLAG meets the CRAMPS feel to the guitar. Oddly I find the songs on “Atlanta” a return to form even though the band has not really had a huge time to stray from their original sound. The songs on “Atlanta” share an appreciation for the mechanized GANG OF FOUR crunch that was heard on the “Local Garbage” ep. And in some ways “Atlanta” is a much better ep. The song “D.O.I.” is much faster than anything the band has ever written, which is something I appreciate. Most bands opt for slowing down the sound, but Kenny the new guitarist has injected more spirit into this WHITE LUNG release. “80,000 x” has a scratchy screaming guitar throughout the song. I think of the WIPERS as a Kill Rock Stars band. I look forward to hearing the “It’s the Evil” LP that is due out anyday now. WHITE LUNG carry on the mission of turning Vancouver from “No Fun City” into a musical scene to be reckoned with. (Deranged Records - 2700 Lower Road / Roberts Creek, BC / V0N 2W4 / Canada / The songs on this release are:

1. Atlanta
2. D.O.I.
3. 80,000 X

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