The first time I heard the crushing growl-twister that is "Dr. Horse" I was awestruck. Its dirt-drenched distortion, Cedar's don't-give-a-damn howl and the sheer heaviness of it all opened up a whole new world of heavy music for me. Part Chimp's unrelenting heaviness and Torche's three-tracked love letter to Guided by Voices, especially the ripping "Postal Blowfish", stands unparalleled.. www.crypt-guard.comFavorite track: Dr. Horse.
Five years ago, during SXSW, Chunklet put on a 20 band bill in two parking lots in north Austin. Two bands met and became immediate fans of each other. Torche, who were still a brand new band and at SXSW at Chunklet’s request, and Part Chimp, the noise titans from London who were touring the States for the second time. And well, on that steamy tarmac, a love affair was born.
Almost immediately thereafter, we all started discussing a split release featuring the two bands, and sadly, it takes the pending dissolution of Part Chimp at the end of this year to make it happen. Yes, this is the final Part Chimp release here in the States and the penultimate worldwide.
Part Chimp turn in two scorchers, ‘Dr. Horse’ and ‘The Watcher’ while Torche send a love letter to the boys from Dayton and cover three Guided By Voices songs (‘Exit Flagger,’ ‘Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy’ and ‘Postal Blowfish’).
This was available only during the band’s tour up the East Coast in November and the Chunklet website for a limited time.
2015 Reissue edition of 300.
100 clear (only available here)
100 gold (available only from the bands)
100 black (distro)
released December 6, 2011
TREVOR CLAXTON did the artwork.
NOLEN STRALS did the type and layout.
HENRY OWINGS put it all to bed.
You gotta love a band that has a great sense of humor, and slays this hard to back it up. Was fortunate enough to see them live, and words cannot explain how versatile Coady and Jared are on stage. They make more damn noise with just drums and bass than any other band I've seen. Side question--does Coady have to replace his drum skins after every show? The man hits like a truck! Praise the almighty BB! Hank