Batzz in the Belfry Demo
By May Wiseman
Who hates California? Freaking beaches with
water splashing your ass, bitches on skates, hot assed sunshine, and Botox.
Rather arid in humanity, and plentiful in plastic. Plastic
folk on every hot dog stand, sexing up the vendor. Crazy, wild life those
people want to be a part of; and try so desperately to steadfast a daily
regimen. Like they are indeed in some other part of the world that you
cant sex up a hot dog vendor that looks major hot?
Most have traveled the worst sin crap there has ever been in
one days worth of living, if visiting that sunny Cali. Myself included. Music
has never been good there it all sucks. Hating the Whisky,
or bands so brazen to admit they are from any tri-state area. Give me New York.
Give me the U.K. Give me Cuba
Please give me my Japanese imports for the
love of God: just dont send me music from California!
Listening to disc No. 137 from hell (find portfolio on
May Wiseman, and find that I do indeed keep track because its
all so generic), theres a band called Batzz radiating a five-track disc
my way. Theres what Id call an EP of course, and one that easily
passes me by with California glitz and non-glam. Of course no press kit sent
this way so their disc is meaningless at hand, properly reviewed, or considered
for that matter.
Play says whew, near like Oh! Ive discovered
instant pancake mix kind of feel. Compatible to relief that potential
band exhumes the state, a vibe being a word grossly overstated in a concept
album such as this.
If guitars found themselves jacked up inside the common
instrumental like M83s or Electrelane (Rock It To The Moon) we
could be nothing but groovin. Only one worth being mentioned would be
track four (Aspire To Heaven), and that just pisses me off enough to
think up all the stuff you just read. I just wish these folks would gather
enough strength to know that they have that intense chord progression to know
that there are similarities. That they could make it with the music alone At
least the second keyboard player; whichever you think that might be, that could
be the next fixture in electro-indie-rock.
Batzz in the Belfry
Post: P.O. Box 4405, San Leandro, CA, 94579-0405