Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Singles Going Single #166 - Sometime Sweet Susan "Kendall" 7" (1994, Futurist)

Milwaukee's long departed Sometime Sweet Susan weren't shy about pushing their collective distortion pedals to the metal, so to speak.  A sinewy amalgamation of quasi dream-pop and the kind of distortion-ridden sprawl Sonic Youth were wont to lay out circa 1990, SSS left a rather indifferent public with two eps, and just as many albums before dissolving into the ether by the mid-90s.  Nearly three years ago I shared the group's Fuse long-player and Point ep, their two most representative recordings.  This single features "Kendall" from the ep, along with the slow-burning non-LP flipside "Tilt-a-Whirl." That latter track firmly subscribes to dissonant, quiet/loud/quiet aesthetics, mildly hinting at Slint and Rodan.  I apologize in advance for the annoying vinyl static.

A. Kendall
B. Tilt-a-Whirl


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