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Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush To Relax LP

Goner / Suppression Records

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Words from the label:

While Primary Colours drew on what Guardian music critic Tom Hughes described as "fast 'n' fuzzy garage rock," Rush to Relax employs a pop ethos more common to the mid-'80s Dunedin Sound of New Zealand's Flying Nun label, with cascading guitar riffs and precise rhythms shadowing the introspective lyrics from black-gloved frontman Brendan Suppression. The geographical tug is most prevalent on "Anxiety," the new album's lead single, which is a guitar-driven homage to The Clean's whimsical, scene-launching debut "Tally-Ho," twisted via Eddy Current's inimitable style.

The frantic pace of "Anxiety" is somewhat of an anomaly for Rush to Relax, a shape-shifter of an album that has already garnered comparisons to Television's 1977 landmark debut Marquee Moon. Like that classic group, Eddy Current Suppression Ring harnesses tension and propulsion to blast past the barriers of everyday tedium.

Track list:

Side A


I Got A Feeling

Tuning Out


Walked Into A Corner

Side B

Second Guessing

I Can Be A Jerk


Isn't It Nice

Rush To Relax

Format:  12" vinyl record.  33rpm.  Gatefold cover.  Includes digital download.

Year of release:  2010

Label:  Goner Records (57Gone) / Suppression Records (SR003)

City / Country:  Melbourne, Australia