SPIN Premiere: Indian Handcrafts’ Melvins-Fried ‘Bruce Lee’
Canadian duo Indian Handcrafts are the latest in a short, ecstatic tradition of sludge-pop twosomes like Big Business, Seawhores and Tweakbird, who mix anthemic hooks with Lysol-drenched downtuned muckery. And like all those bands, they’re currently crewing with the mighty Melvins, scoring both Melvins drummers (Dale Crover and Coady Willis) and their longtime producer Toshi Kasai for their first Sargent House album, Civil Disobedience For Losers. It leans mightily into a spastic sludge-funk groove that could give chills to fans of Maggot Brain-era Funkadelic and Big Biz alike — and maybe pop fans, too, since frontman Daniel Brandon Allen’s voice is elastic like a metal Minaj. Call it a prog-glurp masterwork with about three different breakdowns. The Album comes out on October 30, 2012.
by Christopher R. Weingarten
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