The Blow Up is two parts Seattle noise and one part Austin soul, a burning punk rock cocktail with an acetylene chaser. The band finds inspiration from sources as varied as Black Flag, Wire, The Birthday Party and The Lord High Fixers, and sounds like none, or all of them, depending on your intoxication level. First launching onto the worldwide stage in January 2K, the members of this new sonic collective feature Dave (ex-Gimmicks) on guitar and vocals, Karlis (Tokyo Drifters) on bass and Chris (Inhalants, Young Losers) as the Mexicutioner. Since then the group has been fortunate enough to play with the likes of The Valentine Killers, The Reds, Zeke, The Briefs and The Forty Fives, and has recently recorded with noisemaster Tim Kerr. Gather round children and listen closely: This is stream-of-consciousness Soul Music for tomorrow---hardcore heroics with a Mod veneer and a garage punk snarl.
trACks: ROBOTS YES ANDORIDS NO / FAKE SOUL / (YOU'RE) BETTER OFF / SUCIDIE DOOR / EIGHTY SIXED / MURDER 101 / BLACK LIPSTICK / CRIPPLED / HANDS OFF / BLACK RAIN / YOU GOT SOUND / RIGHT NOW / TROPIC OF SERPICO / COBRA CODA.