Spits IV (Reissue)
In The Red 189
Released on May 25, 2010
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In The Red is proud to announce the vinyl (re)issue of
The Spits’ latest (and fourth) self-titled full-length LP.
Originally released by the band late last year on their own
Thriftstore Records, the album carries on in the psychedelic
skate-punk band’s grand tradition of anarchy, chaos,
stupidity and destruction—all delivered with an artisan’s
skill that proves these guys are the real deal. This is the precursor
to the brand new Spits album, currently in the works,
that will be out on In The Red later this year.
The Spits show no sign of slowing down with their latest
effort, mixing equal parts Devo and Misfits into an aurally
addictive, synth-inflected stew. Describing the music they
play as “punk for the people,” these prophets of the proletariat
have a message for the masses: The Spits are the
soundtrack to the apocalypse.
The band has never shied away from esoteric subject
matter. Previous records have contained themes of escaped
Nazi war criminals, nuclear winters, commie spies and terrorist
attacks, coupled with back alley booze-fests, brainbruising
bong rips, skateboards and fisticuffs. With songs
about constable evasion (“Police”), Huxley-esque visions
of metropolitan horror (“Eyesore City”) and alien abduction
(“Alienize”), The Spits’ fourth should prove to be just
as desperately disparate and sonically sordid as previous
salvos. It’s their strongest to date, showcasing a band that
is only beginning to approach the zenith of its power, as the
world dips entropically past its own, toward obliteration.
Buy the record, take the ride.