When writing up Crystal Stilts earlier today, I mentioned label/city-mates caUSE Co-MOTION!, a quartet with a snotty, upbeat approach to stripped-down classic-seeming noise pop. Over the past three years they’ve released singles on various labels — What’s Yr Rupture?, Cape Shok, Can’t Cope, Slumberland. They’ve collected these brief jangle anthems on It’s Time, a recommended 14-track, 21-minute compilation coming out on Slumberland at the end of the month. You might hear some early Pastels, 14 Iced Bears, Comet Gain or less twee Crayon/way more twee Some Velvet Sidewalk in their sloppy, hyper, reverb-soaked sound. Maybe think of them as a male counterpoint to the Vivian Girls’ updated K-punk/C86.
caUSE Co-MOTION – “Which Way Is Up?” (MP3)
You can sample more caUSE Co-MOTION! at their MySpace. Try the super “Only Fades Away,” “I Lay Awake,” “Who’s Gonna Care?,” etc.
It’s Time!: Singles & EPs 2005-2008 is out 10/28 via Slumberland. They’re heading out on tour with Crystal Stilts this week:
10/04 Brooklyn, NY @Death By Audio
10/23 New York, NY @ Pianos
11/01 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
11/02 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo / Part Time Punks
11/03 Oakland, CA @ House of Nostromo
11/04 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/05 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s Fun Garden
11/06 Eugene, OR @ Samurai Duck
11/07 Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/08 Olympia, WA @ The Big Room
11/09 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
[Photo by Sunny Shokrae]