Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Mark Ryan (of the Denton punks Marked Men) has a new project that goes by the name of Mind Spiders. In 2010 in a he released an extremely well received 7" under this name on Dirtnap Records, and will soon follow that up with a Mind Spiders debut full-length album. Mark plays most of the instruments himself, and is backed in a live setting by a fluid lineup of musicians that includes members of Bad Sports, High Tension Wires, Uptown Bums, and Marked Men.
The self-titled album reminds me of the late Jay Reatard at times, but it does reflect a much wider range of influences, with a little 60's pop here, a little lo-fi there, and a little weirdo-in-his-bedroom-with-a-4-track in other places. Highly addictive stuff.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 1:49 PM