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“Everything about Canadian power-duo Indian Handcrafts seems to defy possibilities: a two piece that’s louder than a hundred bands, kicking out one of the year’s most riff-rollicking albums that was recorded while the guitarist had a broken hand! They’re two friendly, soft-spoken Canadian guys sounding like the Funkadelic Mothership crash landing on top of the Planet Caravan in Interstellar Overdrive. Bursting out of Barrie, Ontario this pair of charming gentlemen immediately impacted the world with a self-released 8-song debut album in 2011. Cathy Pellow of Sargent House quickly took notice and signed the band on to management and the label. Shortly thereafter, Civil Disobedience For Losers was recorded in Los Angeles in March 2012 with engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Red Sparowes) and featuring special guest appearances by Melvins drummers Dale Crover and Coady Willis. Even with such superfriends assisting the proceedings, Indian Handcrafts prove their own exceptional strengths throughout the album”.
It`s no surprise `Indian Handcrafts` are being tipped as the next North American Heavy Rock phenomenon. Producing more noise than you`re ever likely to hear two guys make, this Ontario based pairing rummage through a heady accumulation of animated music styles with a feverish disregard for any innocent bystanders. The album flirts between murderously epic and vocally unhinged, `Civil Disobedience For Losers` crunches through a maze of Rock and Roll territories where screaming into the mike is petulantly pursured and routinely encouraged – The metal-heads will adore this release whilst giving Rock visionaries a constant nightmare regarding pointless genre placement. Thankfully we`re spared the air of any loose musical integrity or warm and sickly Rock nostalgia, `Civil Disobedience For Losers` is the real deal, refuse all other imitations.
“Terminal Horse blazes along on a harmonized riff while the dual vocalists spit out lyrics as if their lives depended on it. Elsewhere, Indian Handcrafts go in for the kill on the explosive `Centauri Teenage Riot` pitting the fury of teen angst against a wall of guitars and the dual drum attack of Aikins and Crover”.
Courtesy Of Sargent House & US/THEM Group