Hot off the presses from Cincinnati label Phratry Records is a 4-band, 7" that features the groups Joe 4 from Zagreb, Croatia, Aperiodic - who have roots in Dayton - as well as Cincinnati's own Mala In Se and Knife The Symphony.
After a string of singles, several different arrangements, re-mixes and re-recording sessions, Sometimes out of Batavia, OH have compiled 6 tracks into a full-length album entitled "Moral Superiority," released by Apollo99 Records.
I love that the album cover for ShowYrTeeth shows a person immersed in a bathtub of glittering sludge inside a dilapidated room that looks like an abandoned industrial warehouse somewhere. It is this combination of glitzy and gritty that exemplifies the sound and style of The Kickaways. ShowYrTeeth is a tantalizing mixture of glam with a touch of 'the ultra-violence.'
I have a very love-hate relationship with technology. On one hand, it is an amazing tool that has revolutionized how we view the world and each other. It has allowed us to create amazing new things and paved the way for new inventions that can make the world a better, safer and healthier place.
However, it is so dreadfully easy to become dependent upon it that, when it fails, we can find ourselves virtually crippled and sitting in the dark, waiting for the lights to come back on.