Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Gift Tapes:
Spare Death Icon - Survival - Gift Tapes
Spare Death Icon - Survial (detail) - Gift Tapes
Spare Death Icon - Survival - Gift Tapes $7
Oh man, this title is no joke! Spare Death Icon is the black eye-liner synthesizer music of Jason Anderson, Gift Tapes main man and half of Brother Raven. And Survival rides some existential vibes -- 80's Candy Nihilism, to borrow a phrase from Jacques Boyreau. But I can also hear the influence of Frak coming through in how snappy and concise the tracks on this tape are. Sure it's dark but it's also probably the funnest tape in the Gift catalog, the one to most openly embrace pop music. I mentioned it before, but the art for this round is bonkers, you'll be happy to hold the physical thing in your hands.

Spare Death Icon - Quest from Brenna Murphy on Vimeo.

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