Vinyl LP pressing. Historically, rock music has often been thought of as an exception to art - as if it's status as non-painting makes it ordinary - and occasionally still, rock A nA roll is viewed as the work of aberrant groups of aggressive men. But Bombay Beach turns out to be what contemporary art has become: genre mixing, non-solipsistic, and in many ways free. The band calls this the time of a "New American Rage," and they're turning to creative mythology and artistic community to repurpose it. The Death Tape rage has a certain level-headedness behind it, and it comes through in a way that best befits change: in collective raucous fun, beauty in the atonal, and spontaneity that signify the subversion of the everyday story. Many of the sounds and lyrics here are in service of a bigger narrative the band is currently working up for a film.
1.1 Black Overture 1.2 Slab City 1.3 Ships 1.4 Murder USA 1.5 Consumed By the City 1.6 Lip Oil 1.7 Singularity Chorus 1.8 Wood Shampoo 1.9 Mickey Rata 1.10 Breakneckbreakbottle 1.11 A Bug in the System 1.12 Thee Mote 1.13 Desert Chase 1.14 Future Fever 1.15 I;I 1.16 New American Rage 1.17 Sonny 1.18 Deep City Chase