TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM


Wolf Eyes’ Burned Mind is Mojo’s Underground Album of the Month! Here’s what they had to say (after they gave it four stars, that is…)
“Their trail littered with innumerable homemade CD-Rs, cassettes, vinyl oddities, and the most ear-damaging shows this side of anyone you like, Wolf Eyes’ underground rep has been building steadily for some time. Their profile boosted by Sonic Youth and Sub Pop, for this, their most available release to date, they’ve pulled out the stops with this fantastically vicious work—a masterpiece of controlled electronic violence. Armed with a battery of noise-making equipment, tapes and rewired devices, the Ann Arbor trio cross the black analogue bile of Throbbing Gristle and Foetus with a Swans-like hardcore thug-lurch. Where “Stabbed in the Face” and “Village Oblivia” weld stomach-spasm frequencies to fist/face pounding rhythms, “Dead in a Boat” and “Rattlesnake Shake” spew forth caustic, broken glass sound-clouds. Pretty it ain’t, but who needs pretty when ugly sounds this damn good?"
Sweet, huh?

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson