MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover

Sightings

Michigan Haters

S-s Records
LP $12.00

04/05/2011

SS 060 


RESISSUED ON VINYL!!! SIGHTINGS' live shows sure as hell aren't background music for a thrift-store fashion show. They bring the pain but good. Sightings‚ second album (first, Sightings and third, Absolutes are on Load), Michigan Haters captures the sonic abandon that makes their performances such a liberating mindfuck. This Brooklyn by way of Motown trio pounds out an abrasive skronk that at first comes off as a pure denial. The primitivist, lurching rhythms, shuddery basslines and trebly guitar slashes seem conceived to prove that Sightings is more punk than you, and you're just not meant to understand. But then, wait a second. You've been bruised, defeated, and suddenly you're floating in a river of psychedelic scree. Mark M. is yelping out some Lord of the Flies incantations. You can't pogo to it, but you can twitch all night. The violence of Michigan Haters flows in all directions; it destroys itself and the listener to reveal hidden conduits of sound, from the rubberized rumble of "Chili Dog" to the more bleached and angular "Guilty of Wrecking." It's a soundtrack for punching holes in walls and watching them bleed vital fluids. Sightings play noise that hasn't been defused by aesthetic noodling; they're not Sonic Youth and they don't want o be. Think DNA, Big Black, Keiji Haino if you have to think at all. Play it loud and watch the neighbors run for cover. Originally released in 2002 on Psych-O-Path.

Related Items

cover

Sightings

City Of Straw
Brah
cover

Proletariat, The

Soma Holiday
S-s Records
cover

Bad Bad

Bad Bad
S-s Records
cover

Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter
S-s Records
cover

Twinkeyz

Alpha Jerk
S-s Records
cover

Pony Time

Rumours 2: The Rumours Are True
S-s Records
cover

Life Stinks

You'll Never Make It
S-s Records
cover

Screature

S/t
S-s Records
cover

Screature

Four Columns
S-s Records
cover

Easter And The Totem

The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts
S-s Records
cover

Human, Andy And The Reptoids

Andy Human And The Reptoids
S-s Records
cover

Kim Ki O

Bir, Iki...
S-s Records