Uuhngreh Schpuggenuh is very happy to announce the split release, with Ack! Ack! Ack! Records, between Ivan the Tolerable (Middlesbrough, UK) and Kaleidoscope Death (Greensboro, NC, USA), limited to 50 copies from either label...comes with download code and everything.
Ivan the Tolerable is the relentlessly prolific (and somehow always REALLY fucking good) solo project of Oli Heffernan, from the equally prolific/great Year of Birds...and many Ivan songs end up on Y.O.B. records. This release is even more direct than previous Ivan releases, using traditional rock band instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) than past releases with drum machines and keyboards (not that there's anything wrong with that!). Full throttle intelligent but not too brainy post-punk-garage blasts with hooks galore burning through 12 tracks in under 15 minutes. Anyone into amped up rock should be into this...
Kaleidoscope Death doubles the instrumentation of the past few efforts (few things are more baffling to KD than having to fill 8 tracks) and the songs get a little longer (7 in under 15 minutes), one almost gets up to 3 minutes! Again, lo-fi post-punk-garagish clang and meandering vocals are predominant.
Go figure these bands met on a Country Teasers fan page and are both enormous fans of the Fall and many many others in that vein. Trans-Atlantic music nerd super split!