Abe Vigoda Crush on LP + Download
Those who clocked Abe Vigoda’s transition from the angular-punk of 2006's Kid City the startling tropicali-punk of 2008's Skeleton should know the LA quartet aren’t ones for repeating themselves. To Skeleton’s hot-hot-hot template, they now add glassy shards of ‘cold wave’ pop, with synthesizers, sequencers and altogether broodier beats. Scorching temperatures, icy currents, Crush is a thermal column of vertiginous brilliance!
Just as Skeleton was difficult to define, Crush is a similar collision of sound, another helter-skelter joy ride through four boys’ private party. Even so, there was a thought process behind this new surge. In 2009, after the band released the Reviver EP, Dane Chadwick replaced drummer Gerado Guerreno, introducing a new style of regimented beats as well as other musical ideas to the table.
"...Abe Vigoda's trademark is tightly-wound songs that spill into chaos, and that's here in spades - the heightened accessibility never comes at a compromise. Being into Abe Vigoda still means being an adrenaline-junkie, and much of Crush is as frenetic and engagingly exhausting as anything on Skeleton." - Marc Masters, Pitchfork
Abe Vigoda Crush Track Listing:
2. Dream of My Love Chasing After You
3. Throwing Shade
6. Pure Violence
7. Repeating Angel
8. To Tears
9. Beverly Slope
10. We Have To Mask