Here's what we said last week when we were sniffing scotch guard and learning to Dougie:
Debut longplayer from Cole and Will's "noise psych/pop" band... simultaneously existing with Magic Kids (Will and Alex's other band, yep!), after Kazalok and a couple of other Cole projects.
Lowcut mag in Denmark says:
Saw Cole & Co. at last year's
Gonerfest 6 in Memphis and was pretty impressed with their set (prior to
New Orleans black metal monsters Tire Fire), although it was a bit on
the 'indie rock' side compared to the usual more punkrock Gonerfest
program. When I heard that Jonas of Mig & Min Ven was gonna release
Girls Of The Gravitron's debut album on his own label, I was pretty
psyched about the project since "Magnetic Mountain" is the very first
release on Miss Lonelyhearts Records.
During Gonerfest 6 I bought a 9 track
cd in the Shangri-La store (Memphis' 2nd best record shop after Goner
Records) which according to a recent Lowcut interview with GOTG head
honcho Cole was recorded live. Well, "Magnetic Mountain" contains some
(rerecorded) tracks of that cd as well as many new killer tunes.
Basically it's a natural progression and a must for people into Crystal
Stilts, Pixies, Vivian Girls, Television Personalities, and Velvet
Underground. 'Noise Pop' I guess you could call it...or 'Shoegaze
Punk'...I dunno, but I really dig this band and "Magnetic Mountain". I
highly recommend the album for anyone who thinks Memphis is all about
Elvis and Jay Reatard, although Cole and Jay were very good friends
(people from Jay Reatard Band have been a part of GOTG, as well as Magic
Kids and Barbaras - pure Memphis inbreeding). Sadly Cole had a very
scary experience with some violent thugs in Paris before touring Denmark
earlier this June (he got his arm cut to pieces by knives), but
fortunately people from Mig & Min Ven and No Hope For The Kids
helped him complete the Danish dates. Read my interview elsewhere in
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