Contributors – Airport Girl

• “Airport Girl” set to a picture of the housing album cover. Thanks to decrepitCrescendo.

8.8 “Excellent Trance Rock from the USA”

From their self-titled album released in November, 2017.

The bandcamp has this to say:

Last spring Monofonus (label) invited Dan Melchior (prolific garage rocker from London) to Austin to record with local idiots Spray Paint. Over a week or so beers were drank and songs were hammered out. The result is a Krauty-Crazy Horse-y blending of these two prolific and distinct artists. This is the second in a series of Spray Paint collaborations that will be coming out on different labels.

This hooky rumbler opens the set and represents; they have a masterful grasp of the trance rock genre (as I like to call it), the monotone vocal broken with all sorts of menacing bleeps, tones and distorted drones, all of which energetically jab and land some heavy punches over the course of the lively six minute opening round.

Marc Masters at Pitchfork describes it well:

The fuzzed out, driving pulse of Contributors is there from the beginning. Opener “Aiport Girl” starts with a single beeping tone, soon supplemented by a pounding beat and a chiming guitar note. Over the top, Melchior repeats questions about the song’s title character — “Why does she work so hard? Who is she working so hard for?” — until they become unanswerable Zen koans. As the tune progresses, none of its basic elements change much, but building momentum helps Contributors shift into ever higher gears. “Airport Girls” gains gravity through sheer centrifugal force.

Get it at Bandcamp.

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