Australian! BEDROOM SUCK PRESSING!
"It’s an off-the-cuff collection of real-life woes, each
song spilling out like a soused diary entry…a hell of a lot more than
200 people ought to hear this record. It’s sludgy and hypnotic and true;
an undisguised catalogue of the licks we take in our youth."
– Doug Wallen, Mess + Noise
In case you don’t recognise Craig Dermody from his roles
in bands like Lindsey Low Hand and Spider Vomit, maybe you know some of
the guys he recruited to back his solo project Scott & Charlene’s
Wedding: guitarist Luke Horton (Love of Diagrams), bassist Jarrod
Quarrel (St Helens, Lost Animal) and drummer Dion Nania (Panel of
Judges). That’s an impressive cross-section of Melbourne musicians right
there, and it’s all the more interesting for being in the service of
Dermody’s rambling, shambling grunge confessionals, which are as
loveable and heartening as they are jagged and melancholy.
Named for the Australian TV event of a generation, Scott &
Charlene’s Wedding has its origins in a guitar loaned to Dermody by his
Spider Vomit bandmate Gill Tucker, also of Beaches and Dirtbag. Writing
songs directly as events unfolded in his personal life, Dermody wound up
with Melbourne-specific tales like the raggedly tuneful ‘Footscray
Station’ and the casually gripping ‘Epping Line’. A nod to the Adelaide
suburb of his childhood, he’s named the first Scott & Charlene’s
album Para Vista Social Club. It was recorded by Melbourne mainstay Jack
Farley in a Northcote warehouse with everyone playing live and
Dermody’s voice sounding as unrehearsed as anyone’s you’ve heard.
by Doug Wallen
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 07 April, 2012.