Songs To Drive Wives Away 12"

by Accordion Crimes

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    recorded and mixed @ Uneven Studio in Denver, CO with Bryan Feuchtinger and mastered @ Chicago Mastering Service w/ Bob Weston in Winter 2011. Released in Decmeber 2011 in LP format w/ Digital Download Card Insertion

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"Spot-on skronk rock, for the most part, with quieter moments and passages (one even including what sounds like cellos) interspersed to keep things from degenerating into a monotonous din. These kids would’ve surely been the belles of the Touch & Go/AmRep/noise rock ball two decades ago, and are definitely worth a listen now."
–Jimmy Alvarado, RAZORCAKE


"On the last list, we reviewed a new record from Minneapolis noise rockers Buildings, and we could barely keep em in stock. Folks went a little crazy for their brand of churning AmRep style nineties informed math/post/noise rock heaviness. So we figured we'd review something else on the same label, another band that also seems like they could have been plucked right out of the midnineties. Accordion Crimes are from Denver, but sound like they could/should be from Chicago, the Jesus Lizard vibe is huge with these guys too, but so is Shellac. In fact, where buildings were murky and muddy and thick and blown out, Accordion Crimes' music has a bit more space, it's a bit less pigfuck, and more sort of rhythmic and post rocky. The guitars sharp and jagged, the vocals yelped and crooned, even spoken on some tracks, which definitely makes these guys a dead ringer for that glorious bygone era. And yeah, if you're like us, you sort of miss that sound, and those bands, and these guys channel that stuff brilliantly. The sound throughout is dense, and hypnotic, the bass low slung and sinewy, the drums tight and controlled, the whole sound lurching and lumbering, totally tranced out, and mesmeric, there's the occasional pretty part, but it seems like those are just to build tension, until the band can uncoil and strike. There's even some cello too, adding some lush drama to the pretty parts. We have to admit, we're pretty biased when it comes to stuff like this, but holy shit are we loving it. Along with that Buildings record, and really pretty much everything we've heard on Cash Cow. So yeah, if you need your nineties fix, or just want something heavy and hooky, noisy and catchy, then this will definitely hit the spot."
-Andee Connors (of A Minor Forest) AQUARIUS RECORDS


"At the outset, the cutting build of "Extractor" lets you know that maybe these guys listened to a bit of Shellac. Bryon Parker's impassioned vocals wouldn't be out of place on one of those classic records out of Louisville from the early '90s, owing to their ability to be melodic as well as a vehicle for articulating uncontrollable emotional outbursts — especially during the climax of "Forecast," a song that begins with cello but careens into one of the most inspiring displays of noise-rock catharsis of recent years. Between Bryan Feuchtinger's almost industrially precise, jagged bass lines, Dave Sprague's keen sense of texture and Parker's alternating guitar sound of shimmering beauty and nerve-shattering hysteria, these songs may drive some wives away, but good riddance to anyone without a taste for challenging music."
-Tom Murphy, DENVER WESTWORD

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released January 1, 2012

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Accordion Crimes Denver, Colorado

A band that were influenced by the sounds of cities in the 90's. Louisville, Chicago and D.C. can be heard on various cuts.

We were obsessed with releasing limited runs of vinyl and performing with respectable acts.

A Minor Forest, The Regrets, Speedy Ortiz, Ought, Parquet Courts and Metz were kind enough to share stages with us.

All that remains are these sparse, distorted recordings.
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Track Name: Extractor
EXTRACTOR

the company car
killed the vice president
head of sales
no return profit
asleep at the wheel
execute executives
the engine will rev
and no one can stop it
extractor

we wound the frame
and renew the battery
what shields the wind
will make us distraught
broken between
a spider web analogy
nature to see
below the trash we bought
extractor

nothing is wrong
with friendly competition
nothing is wrong
with friendly competition
nothing is wrong
Track Name: Tilt-A-Wheel
TILT-A-WHEEL

I fly over the mountain
and descend into the sea
I fly over the mountain
and descend into the sea
I fly over the mountain
and descend into the sea
I fly over the mountain
and swim

throw myself around
the tilt-a-wheel

engine self destruction
my vessels incomplete
engine self destruction
my vessels incomplete
engine self destruction
my vessels incomplete
engine self destruction
incomplete
Track Name: Stray
STRAY

stray
stray away
from the avenues
of compliance
break the bank
becomes broke on defiance
and all the trouble
you can find

trust
the rust
is exactly where
it's supposed to be
and in the city sky
scraper streets
we're all standing
in the middle
of the road

exchange
rate decline
exchange
rate decline
decline

born
torn apart
from beginning stage
future ruins
of your favorite age
you once lived
a long time ago

greed
bleed the colors
from the U.S. mint
you owe it all
to the government
every exchange
rate decline
decline

stray
trust
born
greed
exchange
rate
decline
decline
decline
Track Name: Ouray
OURAY

coasting through big sky country
vapor trails through a cloud
twenty three degrees in ouray
and my ears they ring so loud

speed check speed check by aircraft
signal down to patrol
I spy staties on standby
and I'm so out of control

with your hands on the wheel
and your feet on the break
rapidly decelerate
with your hands on the wheel
and your feet on the break
rapidly decelerate
Track Name: Forecast
FORECAST

I have
a space
ray gun
point it
at the sun
point it
at the sun
I can
make it
rain outside
everybody hide
everybody hide

I have
a space
ray gun
point it
at the sun
point it
at the sun
I have a
space ray gun
everybody run
everybody run
(forecast)

gutters are
filling in
filled to
the brim
right to
the brim
dark clouds
will hang about
everyone will shout
everyone will shout

cause I
have a space
ray gun
point it
at the sun
point it
at the sun
I have a
space ray gun
everybody run
everybody run

all my
fair weather
friends
dance again
dance again
all my
fair weather
friends
dance again
dance again
(forecast)
Track Name: Speaker
Speaker

the speaker doesn't know how to sing
he proclaims into the microphone
"another misuse of my talents leads to not meaning much of anything"
but he likes the way the words will add up
from his index of delivery
steadies himself well read
a believer in the law of consistency

so getting on to going nowhere
destruction always gets in the way
because everything soon will be ruined
and everything is made to decay
I like the way the words will add up
recall Sedan Delivery
salute your kickback art
hold what you have to give me

songs to drive wives away
songs to drive wives away
decay decay decay