Friday, September 20, 2013

Secrets of the Ooze

A few weeks back, while galavanting around Montreal in a drunken stupor with my brother-from-another-mother, Jesse, I was introduced to an album that, even after weeks of listening to, still blows my mind every time. Really, the album has got it all: passion, aggression, epic riffs, monstrous drumming, witty lyrics...

And 4 heroes in a half shell.

The BCASA (previously known as the Bill Cosby Anarchist Society of America prior to legal involvement) are a band that Jesse had been speaking about for years and even played a number of times. Every time I heard them, I recall being impressed, however, it wasn't until the release of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-based concept album, Fuck You, Shredder, that I was truly sold on the band. In addition to writing 15 songs based around TMNT, these 3 green crusaders also showcase their exceptional musicianship and the markings of a band who has played together for a number of years and are now into their 3rd full-length. Part surf punk, part Wu-Tang, all ridiculous, this album - though juvenile and hilarious in nature - has more replayability than 90% of the shit I listen to these days (and makes me giggle more than 100% of it).

Cowabunga, dude.

-Before my eyes you materialize