Managerial Material 7"

by The World

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post-feeling ennuigaze Wow, this release took me by complete surprise and has yet to let up! I can't believe how foolish I was to be put off by the $4 asking price considering these songs are worth much much more than that. The description acknowledges the soundspace this band works with (think Delta 5 or Pylon) but few modern artists I've heard embody the spirit, musically and otherwise, of those bands as successfully as The World does here. Truly essential stuff. Favorite track: Talk.
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We’re in Leeds in 1979. Kingston, 1968. Or is it Athens, Georgia in 1982? No, no, it’s none of the above. Here we are in Oakland, California. The year is 2016 and The World offer the only glimmers of hope in a city rapidly transforming into a wasteland of artisanal toast and succulent shops right before our very eyes. They’ve awed all those who have seen them play in San Francisco basements, beach town bars, crowded East Bay lofts—who knew the sight of bongos could be so titillating? And now The World is ready for the world. Their debut 7” is all double sax attack, the tremolo of dub guitar, and those spare and sturdy drums, anchored by the gravitational pull of Amber’s propulsive bass. Every member of this band feels like the secret weapon, and together, the combination is deadly, the particular alchemy of musicians (the best musicians) who voraciously consume music of all kinds. Members have done time in Andy Human and the Reptoids, Pang, and Penny Machine—devotees of all those will find much to like here. The World’s a post-punk band, sure, but they’re also a dance group, a wild and revolutionary art collective, sounds from the past catapulted to the future. Today your love, tomorrow The World. Join up.
-Grace Ambrose


released November 11, 2016


tags: punk Oakland


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It Takes Two Oakland, California

est. 2016. Releases by The World, The Shifters, Violent Change, Honey Radar.

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