UXO- S/T LP ~EX UNSANE!
UXO- S/T LP. UXO, a military acronym short for Unexploded Ordnance, was founded by long time friends Chris Spencer from New York noise stalwarts Unsane, and Steve Austin from Today is the Day. In the summer of 2013, Spencer flew out to Austin where the two wrote songs and cut demos for what would eventually become this LP. The duo recruited Ironboss drummer Patrick Kennedy to record this proper album and the results are as loud, heavy and abrasive as the band’s musical pedigree might suggest. Austin and Spencer split vocal duties, and both lay down burly heavyweight guitar riffage throughout. But as much as UXO delivers exactly what the listener might hope for and expect, there are some sonic surprises, too. From the slow burning torque and traction of “Bitter” to the hammered-skull frenzy of “User” to a couple songs that blend the uphill trudge of Neurosis with the churning rhythms of the Jesus Lizard, this record just kills. You get the sense that UXO set out with a stark blast of intent: to destroy your ears one note at a time and I’d say they do that in spades. Highly recommended. THIS IS THE LIMITED VERIONS OF THIS LP ON WHITE WAX!