The Obelisk are now streaming the new UNDERSMILE track ‘Killer Bob’ which is taken from their up and coming split 12” ‘Wood & Wire” with the bands acoustic alter ego COMA WALL, check out the track AT THIS LOCATION.
‘Wood & Wire’ is set for official release on the 1st April 2013 via Shaman Recordings, limited to just 500 copies on purple vinyl, Pre-Orders are available HERE.
Read on for more info about the 12”…
‘Wood & Wire’ brings together Oxford’s monolithic Undersmile and their acoustic alter-ego Coma Wall on one release.
Although this is Coma Wall‘s debut release, they’ve already gained fans after playing sets at Desertfest 2012 and supporting Dylan Carlson (of Earth) on his first ever solo show. This recording sees the band laid bare – no amps, no fuzz boxes, just acoustic guitars, percussion and a banjo that showcases their own brand of Dark Americana and Doom-Folk in the spirit of the MTV Unplugged sessions.
On the other hand Undersmile, having been endorsed by the likes of Earth’s Dylan Carlson and Henry Rollins of Black Flag, are both engaging and crushing, blending numerous influences from Swans to Babes in Toyland to arrive at a genuinely fresh, cohesive, and brutal sound. Their debut album ‘Narwhal‘, released last year by Future Noise Recordings, was met with huge praise from both fans and press alike. For these tracks, the band enlisted the help of Justin Greaves (Iron Monkey, Electric Wizard, Crippled Black Phoenix) to oversee the engineering and his contribution to the recording process helped to further display Undersmile’s diversity and musical growth, as well as their desire to capture a warmer, more ‘live’ sound.
Mastering for both recordings was once again handled by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Melvins) and the amazing artwork was handled by up and coming Illustrator Craig Bryant.
‘Wood & Wire’ Track listing…
A2. You Are My Death
A3. Cutter’s Choice
B2. Killer Bob