We’re stoked to be teaming up with the amazing Reptilian Records once again, to give you a new wallop of acerbic noise-rock, this time coming from the amazing noise rockers HOARIES! “I’ve Got A Room At The Plaza” is taken from the Dallas based group’s forthcoming LP Rocker Shocker which features a bone-rattling mix care of Matthew Barnhart (METZ, Superchunk). Dropping this Friday, the album will be available in several limited edition vinyl configurations via Reptilian Records (Fight Amp, Multicult).
Speaking on the new album, Jeff Helland (vocals, guitar) of the Dallas quartet (and also formerly of Amphetamine Reptile Records band White Drugs) says “this album was really recorded in three different locations over the course of a year. Sitting around during the pandemic, I had a chance to really fully realize the songs, as opposed to just putting them down and the band adding their parts. Also we changed our bass player (Bobby Weaver from The Paper Chase on Kill Rock Stars) and second guitar player Christian (Breit, ex White Drugs) and Clay Stinnett’s still in the drummer’s seat so we had time to get everyone’s input on these songs.”
Also available from Reptilian Records is a collection of the band’s first three sold out seven-inch EP’s together as Crudforms 1-3 on CD and a split ten-inch on the label with the Beige Eagle Boys.
After a series of singles, a brief tour and a split 10″ep, the “pandemic” gave the band time to fully develop the new material and to reach their final form with Jeff Helland (White Drugs) leading the way on vocals and guitar, the perfect pairing with Christian Breit on second guitar (also of White Drugs), new bass warrior Bobby Weaver (from The Paper Chase on Kill Rock Stars) and Clay Stinnett (Boom Boom Box, Ghost Car) still in the drummer’s seat propelling the songs forward. Featuring a bone-rattling mix by Matthew Barnhart (METZ, Superchunk), this debut full length feels more like a record from a band that has been around the block and thru the alley a few times already!
Hoaries are an accomplished group of self-professed gray-hairs plying their goods in the noise rock arena to which there should be no mystery when you stop and consider they exist as somewhat a continuation of the late, great Denton, TX outfit, White Drugs (Amphetamine Reptile). Though unquestionable peers of other sovereign noise rock contempos the likes of METZ and so forth, I for one give Hoaries the creative edge. Their shape-shifting rebukes warp and bend the sonic panorama like no other; they drain the Tin Man’s oil can and take that blood to lube all the rusty gates in the ‘hood, they do, they do. At times the sound of a pair of high-functioning alcoholic plumbers swinging over-large industrial wrenches at one another within a careening bouncy house. Belligerently mid-tempo bulbousness that’ll knock your nose out of joint yet still manage to dish some hooks that you will find hard to shake. For fuck sake, they even manage to make a SADÉ cover work—strange choice, strange doings. Go figure. – Peter Davis, Your Flesh Magazine