Monday, October 28, 2013

Joey Fourr / H. Grimace - Nothing Beats Reality EP

One of this week's releases that may fly under the radar, but shouldn't, is the  Nothing Beats Reality EP It is a split cassette from the Bad Paintings label featuring three songs by Joey Fourr and three songs by H. Grimace, released by UK label Bad Paintings.  A purchase of the cassette will entail a digital download code.  The artists combined to create the art work for the EP.

Joey Fourr's tracks are an exuberant, electric grunge-folk, or maybe bubblegum grunge, recorded by Joey at home with the assistance of a drum machine. The former Tubelord member infuses the songs with a Bikini Kill vibe, but with some pop vocal hooks peeking out from the chaos.  Here is the second track, "Dirty Hole" --

H. Grimace's tracks take a different tack.  Part post grunge, part '60s Velvet Underground, the songs have an urgent moody feel to them, and I like them quite a bit.  "End of the Road" and "Cemza" are provided below for your evaluation, I'm particularly fond of the former.

H. Grimace 'Cemza' from Maurizio Von Trapp on Vimeo.

A download of the EP also is available at iTunes.

Bad Paintings Website
Joey Fourr Website
Joey Fourr on Facebook
Joey Fourr on Bandcamp
H. Grimace on Facebook
H. Grimace on Bandcamp

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