Stuttgart, Treibender Teppich
Vancouver CA, Mint
Donnerstag, 24. Oktober 2019
Einlass 19Uhr, Beginn 20Uhr
Reinhold Emerson (Mosquito Ego), Kevin Kuhn (Die Nerven, Karies) and Thomas Zehnle (All Diese Gewalt, Levin Goes Lightly), the three Stuttgart natives that come together to form the mighty Wolf Mountains, appear on the surface to be super chilled dudes, exuding an aire of living on the edge of eternal boredom. Their LP „Superheavvy“ opens in a style attesting to this, lulling you to sleep like a newborn baby in it’s mothers arms, only to be violently awakened by what feels like the squeal of circular saw, as track two „Vacation“ kicks in. A two minute John Dwyer-esque surf/garage-guitar inferno, this stomper of a track is fit for any garage jam. Max Rieger (Die Nerven, All Diese Gewalt) and Thomas Zehnle (Producer for Levin Goes Lightly, Martha Rose) produced this record.
Dumb belongs to a lineage of jagged post-punk that runs from the Minutemen to Pylon to Parquet Courts, yet the band remains loyal to their pop sensibilities. The Vancouver four-piece write feverish tunes at a frantic pace, delivering catchy post-punk songs in two-minute blasts of wiry riffs and indignant social critiques. Singer-guitarist Franco Rossino’s vocal stylings are instantly captivating, ranging from spoken-word rambling, to Fugazi-esque chants, to what it might sound like if Mark E Smith had fronted the Zombies. Guitarist Nick Short creates intricate layers of guitar that range from austere rock riffs (Uranium Club), to timeless pop progressions (DEVO), with a healthy dose of feedback (PC Worship) to tie it all together. Bassist Shelby Vredik combines melodic bass lines with a powerful rhythmic precision that complements drummer Pipé Morelli’s meticulous, pummeling beats.