NXNE Presents: Joanna Gruesome
Monday, October 26, 2015
Doors: 8:00 PM
The Silver Dollar 486 Spadina Ave
Joanna Gruesomes new album Peanut Butter entered the world on May 19 via Slumberland US and May 11 via Fortuna POP! UK and Turnstile ROW. Rival groups will be disappointed to learn that the record is a further experiment in combining hyper melodic pop music with sonic violence. Officials have confirmed that the album contains a record number of hooks, traces of nut and elements of jangle pop, British hardcore punk, atonal music, screaming and drone organs. Yet they have issued warnings of a marriage of radical politics with peanut butter spread.
Like their debut, the new album was recorded by MJ from Hookworms, with the aim of heightening the groups pop and aggressive elements to excessive and hitherto unrecorded levels. As songwriter Owen Williams explains: We tried to make it shorter, more economical and attempted to pack as many hooks and screams in as quickly possible in order to avoid short changing the consumer or wasting her/his/their time. Lyrically its more obtuse and surreal but also attempts to mock trad masculine rock themes whenever things do get more lucid. But sometimes musically we embrace them by doing embarrassing guitar solos. Im not sure how much else Im at liberty to say but one thing I will disclose is that the record is a response to threats posed by rival groups.