Monday, September 28, 2009

Yowie - Cryptooology

I can't even begin to describe how amazingly intense and over-the-top this album is. It's just...fucking WOW. Apparently this band took about 3 years to write just these 7 songs. Not because they're lazy, but because...well, you'll know why when you hear it.

All the songs are named after black girls, I guess. Tamika, Trina, Tenesha, Towanda, etc. The band itself is named after the New Zealand version of the Yeti, Sasquatch, or Big Foot; basically just the same thing in a different culture.

I'm pretty sure that this band doesn't use effects pedals at all in they're recording, but I wouldn't be surprised if I was wrong. Just listen, too much shit doesn't make sense. The band is only comprised of two guitarists and a drummer out of St. Louis, and I guess they disbanded due to the drummer's ongoing heroin problem. The album appeared on Skin Graft Records, the best label for crazy music out there. They must have felt right at home.

here's a link to their band page:

Track List:

1. Tamika
2. Tara
3. Trina
4. Tenesha
5. Toni
6. Towanda
7. Talisha


  1. Such a good album! Had it on all day at work.

  2. Fuck yeah! Glad you like it. I wish that they had more material. Apparently they have like, one split other than this, with a different drummer. I'm gonna try to find it and share it when i can.

    Hopefully they'll do more stuff with the new drummer, since supposedly it's just as crazy as this album.

  3. didn't think i'd like this but it's really good. almost addictive. thanks!

  4. i just saw this- a few corrections.

    1) the drummer (me) has never had a heroin problem.

    2) we are still together and about to record. playing a show june 11.

    3) there is nothing with another drummer and probably never will be.