Bigger, badder and better than The Hunches' debut, Hobo Sunrise has monstrous fuzzball guitar explosions, overwrought screaming, poppy melody and a couple songs that are almost pretty. Shades of The Birthday Party, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pussy Galore, The Velvet Underground and The Pixies can all be detected here, but the sound and presentation is completely original. This fourteen-song monolith is certain to be a standout rock moment in 2004.The Hunches exploded onto the Portland, Oregon music scene in 2002 with Yes. No. Shut It., a debut album that can best be described as "crazy." Byron Coley wrote in Mojo, "This album is very goddamn good ....[E]very time I play it I wanna bust something up." It's wild, noisy, extreme and, at times, melodic. The album and the tours that followed both in the U.S. and Europe quickly earned The Hunches a reputation as a force to be reckoned with.Hobo Sunrise is preceded by a three-track seven-inch single titled "Fuck Disco Beats" (ITR112) -- a message from The Hunches to all the bands who seem to think Gang Of Four is a genre.