25 August 2012

VOIGHT•KAMPFF


It's no secret that punks have taken to looking to the dreary sounds of decades past, but the nucleus of VOIGHT•KAMPFF have been working on these sounds since the last millennium and their efforts will reward your earholes with music dripping with dark basement sounds. Far from a goth punk rehash, this project leans heavily on guitar driven post punk, so much so that it's easy to overlook the superb brooding vocals and even to miss the subtle keyboards and concentrate on the gloriously simple guitar leads. The two fellows at the center of VOIGHT•KAMPFF know exactly what they are up to and are no strangers to killer sounds (one dude from CARDIAC ARREST and one from FORMALDEHYDE JUNKIES/DAMAGE DEPOSIT), but this is easily their finest work to date. Easily (though mistakenly) lumped in with both Swedish melodic sounds like VICIOUS or with the current '80s dark punk resurgence, this is one of the few fortunate bands who sound instantly familiar and fiercely original at the same time. There's vinyl coming soon, and I couldn't be happier.



9 comments:

Rusty Shackleford said...

hell yes been trying to find this, your rip? if so thanks!

aboynamedstew said...

damn, the name alone is so brilliant that i can't wait to check this out! thanks again.

Runes and Ruins said...

Ordering info. for the tape, Run Down 7 inch, and shirts can be found here www.voight-kampff-band.tumblr.com , thanks for the shout. There are also videos of our full set from our record release show.

Runes and Ruins said...

You can watch our full record release show and order tapes, 7 inches, and shirts here www.voight-kampff-band.tumblr.com , thanks for the shouts.--Joe

Ron Humanton said...

Nobody from this band was in Cardiac Arrest.

the wizard said...

I meant The Breaks. I have not been to St. Louis since 2006, please forgive me.

Anonymous said...

The live drummer was in Cardiac Arrest but he didn't play on these recordings.

Runes and Ruins said...

Our live line-up consists of current or former members of Cardiac Arrest, Doom Town, Shaved Women, Tone Rodent, and Bug Chaser. Colin, the guitarist, also sings and plays guitar for Safewords http://www.safewordsmpls.com/ who are in the same sorta vein as VK, and I am also in a hardcore band called Violations.

Kenzo said...

Fantastic! Love It.