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620 Salmonblaster by Salmonblaster


Liquid Records
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On their lone self-titled release, Salmonblaster make good on half their name as they dial up the volume and energy, recalling early Nirvana

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The line between influence and blatant copying is thin, but bands like Salmonblaster fall more towards the former on their 1996 self-titled and only officially released album. The howling vocals and chugging guitar riffs easily recall Nirvana but in a way that pays respect rather than simply aping the sound, and it's not the only trick the band has up their sleeves. Guitars are big and occasionally chaotic in a shoegaze way that makes the more restrained elements shine brighter, while the band shifts between sounds as easily as their lead vocalist jumps from cathartic screams to melodic harmonies.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Sugarrush
  • 14:26 - Transistors &¬†Turbines
  • 20:36 - Freeway
  • 26:46 - Brian Jones
  • 31:49 - Visonblur
  • Outro - The Perfect Fit

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