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2019-05-31
Urochromes: Trope House

On their first long player, Urochromes complement their catchy-as-fuck punk bangers with colorful experimen- tal rock that choogles forth like the waters of the Mississippi River Delta where it was recorded. There are classic Urochromes chargers like first single "Hair So Big" and the catchy kiss-off "Millieux" that pair Dick Riddick's concise and explosive guitar playing with some of frontman Jackie "Jackieboy" McDermott's best sketches of uptight, paranoid characters on the edge. "Rumshpringa" plays it straight with a beautiful slow-burning riff and soul-searching lyrics ("When do I get my Rum- shringa?... / I want to lean back in time like that Tower of Pisa"); it’s a new Urochromes classic where Riddick's licks spark and lilt through the bridge toward the closing verse's poignant refrain. These more restrained, contemplative moments balance out the uninhibited tenacity of the rest of the album - not something every punk) band is capable of achieving when they jump to the LP format.

Combining the authentic sound of Gary Wrong's Jeth-Row Studios with the engineering talents of longstanding Uro- chromes engineer Will Killingsworth (Dead Air Studios), Trope House delivers the most hi-fidelity Urochromes record- ing to date without sacrificing any spontaneity or raw power.

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2017-01-27
Urochromes: Night Bully EP

UROCHROMES CONTINUE AN AMAZING RUN WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR FIRST FULLY REALIZED EXTENDED PLAYER, NIGHT BULLY. THE A-SIDE IS COMPRISED OF 3 FULL THROTTLE AND PERFECTLY CONDENSED PUNK SONGS, WHILE THE B-SIDE CHARTS NEW TERRITORY FOR THE GROUP. SEARING OPENER "MY DICKIES" IS A PLAYGROUND FOR DICK RIDDICK, ONE OF CONTEMPORARY PUNK'S STAND-OUT GUITARISTS AND A TRUE MASTER OF TONE. HERE HE SHOOTS FOR THE RAFTERS WITH AN ASCENDING LINE THAT SERVES AS THE TRACK'S CENTRAL HOOK. THE CREEPY WHISPERED VOCALS AND BANGING ELECTRONIC DRUMS OF "MY DISPOSITION" INTRODUCE ONE OF JACKIEBOY'S DOOMED CHARACTERS SWIMMING IN SELF-DOUBT. "CONFRONT YA" EXPLORES ADORATION WITH A PROMISE OF CONTINUED INDIFFERENCE ("THEY LOVE YOU IN WEST MASS…AHHHHHHH").