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Grrrl Friend / Happening Now
Album:Happening Now Collection:General
Artist:Grrrl Friend Added:Nov 2011
Label:Gnar Tapes 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-04 Pull Date:2012-02-05 
Week Ending:Jan 29Jan 15Jan 8Dec 11

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2012:the gilded youth
By A Thread
4.Jan 04, 2012:Brownian Motion
2.Jan 10, 2012:fake orangeasm
How Allah Stole Christmas, Happening Now
5.Dec 06, 2011:YOUTH DEMOGRAPHIC RADIO: David Groff Owes Me $5
By A Thread
3.Jan 06, 2012:maximum entropy
Doppelganger 12-Step

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-29 
DIY lo-fi shoegaze rockers. Originally formed in New York, this trio recently moved to Portland where they have become a perfect fit for the DGAF pioneers of modern cassette tape “gnart:” Gnar Tapes n Shit. Equal parts spunky and punky, this band lists their main interests as “NY style pizza ∆∆∆” and “adding z's to the end of words.” You will probably dig this if you are a fan of lax open container laws, the big bowl at Burnside, turnstile hopping, white-out tags, or scribbling all over your sneakers and wearing them until they fall apart. This would be a great thing to bump while you indulge in a proper meal of kegs and eggs. Now grip it and rip it.

FCC: 1, 2

RIYL: Sonic Youth, White Fang, Basement Lovers, Royal Trux

1. FCC (shit) Sonic Youth washed-out rock. Muffled vocals and massive ringing chords.
2. FCC (fuck) Messy and awesome. Blasts of pedal-distorted guitar, disorienting lyrics, all spinning out of control.
*3. Midtempo. Loud crashing percussion, layered layers of resonating guitars, melodic fe/male vocals. A great rocking jam with nice hooks.
4. Shoegazey wall of distortion with echoey vocals and spares percussion. The last minute melts away into a plodding instrumental.
5. Opens with a squeal of distortion—gives way into a thrashing punk single with and aggressive vocals, guitars spiraling out of control and strained stacks of Marshalls.
6. Midtempo. Scribbly guitars, thumping percussion. Vocals echoing through the messy scrawl.
*7. Dreampunk. Floaty female vocals, a staticy wash of guitars, and jangly percussion, all with a distinctly edgy feel.
8. Disorienting guitar and bass noodling, sound effects, haunting vocals.
9. Shoegazy rock with thudding galloping percussion and belted vocals.
*10. Upbeat rocker—deep male vocals over frantic blasts of guitar. Would easily pass as an early Pixies demo.
*11. Thrashin’ instrumental. Relentless blistering waves of guitar, smashed-out percussion, total gnar shredding.
12. Reprise of the intro track. Midtempo guitar crashes, repetitive lyrics.

Track Listing
1.Happening Now 7.By A Thread
2.How Allah Stole Christmas 8.Pet Frowns
3.Doppelganger 12-Step 9.Bestiality Bbq Ii
4.Dirtgasm 10.I Explode
5.Black Jesus Christ 11.All White People Look The Same (To Me)
6.Hydroxyzine 12.Not Happening Now