There's not much info to be found on the Laurels, a noisenik indie trio active during the early '90s. From what little I've been able to glean from the record sleeve and online resources, they originated from Rhode Island, released several singles, but no album per se save for a compilation type disk, 90-95. There's no shortage of dissonance among the four cuts here, with the leadoff "Hole," threatening to jettison itself into the shoegazer realm, but falling just short. Nevertheless, it possesses the lion's share of what I can loosely refer to as melody on Burn, while the three remaining tracks recall the clamorous dynamics of groups like the Pixies, as well as a likeminded British group of the same era, Jacob's Mouse (anyone remember them)?
02. Scrape You Off
04. Stove Burn
THE BAND OF BLACKY RANCHETTE "The Band Of... Blacky Ranchette" 1984 - "Gene Hackman was a good sheriff. OK, a little heavy-handed, but he doesn't deserve a gutful of blood."The first Band of Blacky Ranchette album was release...
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