Spin It: Part Chimp / Torche

Spin It: Part Chimp / Torche

Part Chimp / Torche

Split [Chunklet Industries]

Part Chimp / Torche

Part Chimp / Torche

To celebrate their November U.S. tour together, sludgy English rock band Part Chimp teamed with Florida metal maestros Torche for a limited-edition (500 copies pressed), split 12” record.  For their half of the split, Torche deliver their take on three classics from Dayton hometown heroes Guided By Voices. The pummeling kick drum on Torche’s fuzzed out treatment of GBV’s fist pumper “Exit Flagger” gives the song a welcome shot in the arm.  Torche’s takes on “Postal Blowfish” and “Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy” don’t veer far from the original treatments, but serve as a “salty salute” to Pollard and company’s more muscular rock songwriting.  For their half of the split, Part Chimp slow the tempo down for grimy and bombastic “Dr. Horse.” A pummeling, solo-heavy cover of Motorhead’s “The Watcher” slaps a big smoky bow on this fantastic package.

The record can be ordered via Chunklet at www.chunklet.com/store and will be available on the bands’ shared November trek to NC, VA, PA, RI, NY, D.C., and GA.

-Tim Anderl

 

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