Sunday, September 29, 2013

Your Weekly Burger: Natural Child, Segall, and more!

Natural Child- Hard In Heaven
Less than a year after their previous long-playing album For The Love of The Game, Natural Child come back with its continuation, Hard In Heaven. If ‘For The Love’ were a double album, I can imagine this as the second LP. Fast rocker ”Laid, Paid and Strangerecalls back to their earlier work on the esteemed Infinity Cat label, while blues-stomper “Rock Bottom” brings back the sound of “8AM Blues”, the opener on their previous record. While it sounds great, it lacks the ferocity of their previous effort. 4/5

What’s Next For Natural Child? – Two new albums are in the works, one more studio album on Burger, along with a live 12”/7” vinyl combo on Shed House Records.

Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin – Reverse Shark Attack

Knowing that Segall has just released a new LP ( Sleeper, Drag City Records), his 2009 album featuring Mikal Cronin has just been reissued on cassette by Burger. The album definitely recalls Ty’s garage days, and is drastically different from last year’s Twins album. Jams like “I Wear Black” and the title track “Reverse Shark Attack’” give the album an unparalleled edge. 4.5/5

What’s Next For Segall?- After his ‘Sleeper’ album was released last month, Segall is gearing up for a world tour with his new outlet Fuzz, celebrating their self-titled album out in October on In The Red Recordings.
Apple Brains – Get Fruity!
Possibly the worst thing I’ve ever heard, Apple Brains try to teach kids a lesson about fruits and vegetables in pop songs. This does not deserve a Burger catalog number. Sure, if you have some kids it may serve some purpose, but for this writer it’s pure trash. The songs are so catchy that you’ll remember them every day when you wake up- that’s not a good thing. 0.5/5 (Gave the 0.5 because I felt bad that this guy wasted time recording this…)
What’s Next For Crapple Brains? – Who cares?
What Have We Wrought? – Compilation Tape
After my mind was mushed by Apple Brains, I decided to give this tape a play. The tape, after all, is a who’s who of hardcore punk. (Thanks for including unheard Necros, Negative Approach and The Fix tracks, Burger!) The tape has a great flow, and will obviously get many repeated listens. Weighing in at 42 tracks by 42 different bands, all procceds from the comp. go toward Mike Atta (Formerly of the band Middle Class, whom is currently battling cancer). Very good comp., I may have to order two before mine wears out… 5/5