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Eddy Current Suppression Ring /  3 pack 12" vinyl
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Eddy Current Suppression Ring / 3 pack 12" vinyl

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EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING REISSUES ON AARGHT RECORDS


Aarght Records is reissuing the three albums by Eddy Current
Suppression Ring -- the self-titled debut (2006), Primary Colours
(2008) and Rush to Relax (2010). The cover artwork for the first two
albums has been slightly remixed, but their high-flying finale has of
course been left untouched. All are unlimited editions on black vinyl.
No, they won't not be reforming, doing any interviews or playing any
shows.


EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING - Eddy Current Suppression Ring LP/CD/CS
(AARGHT035)

In a world where indie pop music has gone murky and mopey, songs by
garage bands are used to sell cars on TV, and real punk rock is in
hiding, it's nice to find a band that didn't get the memo. Eddy
Current Suppression Ring is four gents from the peninsula who worked
together at Corduroy Records pressing plant in Melbourne. They formed
after an impromptu jam at the office Christmas in 2004. Live practice
tapes soon developed into sold-out singles and increasingly packed
shows, and Eddy Current Suppression Ring grew into a uniquely sincere
and simple band that creates increasingly indefinable music. Yes,
there are discernible influences: The Stooges, Can, The Fall, Devo.
But they don't sound like any of those bands -- or anyone else, for
that matter. Their self-titled album is filled with all the elements
that make an album great: razor-sharp guitar, rumbling bass, steady
thumping drums, led lead singer Brendan Suppression's disarmingly
honest vocals. Take it for a spin.

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING - Primary Colours LP/CD/CS (AARGHT005)

In the tradition of the best of Australian rock’n’roll – Missing
Links, Easybeats, AC/DC, The Saints, Victims, X, Straightjacket Nation
– comes Eddy Current Suppression Ring. Working with a formula of
dedicated simplicity, ECSR take a brilliant half talking/half singing
vocalist, play one riff and a primitive beat and stick with it. It's
not all Neanderthal thump and grind on Primary Colours however,
there's plenty of melodic guitar chime and smart lyricism to go around
too, and 'We'll Be Turned On' (complete with a great Clean-esque
keyboard line) is one of the best garage pop songs in a long while.
Elsewhere, there's 'Which Way to Go' and 'Colour Television' which
roll Modern Lovers, the Fall, and Television into one, and add a lot
of trademark ECSR to create something that's not quite garage rock
(too smart) or post-punk (too fun). Why reinvent the wheel, when you,
like ECSR, can add some bigger, shinier rims to make it seem brand
new.

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING - Rush To Relax LP/CD/CS (AARGHT038)

The follow-up to the Melbourne quartet's AMP-winning album Primary
Colours. Recorded by guitarist Mikey Young on 8-track in Revolver
Rehearsal studios in Prahran, Melbourne. Features the band's least
boring cover art (designed by the band and snapped by Nicole Reed),
two ballads 'made for a man and his woman', two punkers to prove
they're still keeping it 'mad real' and three 'self indulgent' jams
that go for more than six minutes. This is Eddy Current's most diverse
set of tunes yet; another artistic leap forward by a band that refuses
to rest on their laurels. The Kraut-inspired 'Second Guessing' might
be the best song they've recorded to date.