Tuesday, March 19, 2013

TACO LEG - S/T 12"

TACO LEG - S/T 12" (Fan Death)
The Australian underground scene has produced countless of amazing bands during the last couple of years and there's still no end in sight for this boom. Taco Leg are yet another good example. After two excellent 7"s this is their first full lenght release This trio from Perth plays primitive postpunk. Their one-minute songs are based on a single guitar riff, no frills drum beats and totally blank vocals with a heavy Oz accent. Everything including the recording is strpped down to the basics with a grubby, origin sound. The 12 songs tick down in under 20 minutes, so you know Taco Leg like it straight and they come to the point. They seem to follow the principle "less is more", so it is a record made by musical minimalists. Exactly this is the secret of Taco Leg's sound. If you need any references: They take influences of classic UK DIY punk from the late 70s and early 80s and mix it with The Proletariat's "Soma Holiday" masterpiece and punkrock in the vein of X (the Australian ones), while keeping it authentic and distinctive. Highly recommended! (Listen to it here)