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Bench Press / Not The Past, Can't Be The Future 12" Vinyl
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Poison City Records

Bench Press / Not The Past, Can't Be The Future 12" Vinyl

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On their second full-length, Bench Press have refined their sound by maintaining some the frantic aggression of their self-titled debut, but have also brought a tighter approach to both melodicism and structure. Almost every song clocks in at under three minutes as a testament to their ‘don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ philosophy. Bench Press project the wirey minimalism of early Talking Heads and Devo through a lens of heavier late-80s contemporary post-punk in a distinct shade of Melbourne garage. What was once easily categorised as post-punk can just as accurately be described as ‘really, really loud pop music’ and it’s really, really good.

1. Respite
2. Dreaming Again
3. Two Years
4. Good Guy
5. Better Mirror
6. Amalgamation
7. Old. Self. Doubt
8.Baby Steps
9. Enough
10. Take It Slow
11. Home