Vailhalen - Pop Violence
Pop Violence, from Canada’s 7-piece wall of sound Vailhalen, was recorded in a high school band room in Calgary, Alberta. The band took full advantage of most of the musical instruments that they found at the school, including piano, glockenspiel, tubular bells, marimbas, gongs… just about everything they found (except for the timpani — nobody had the first clue how to make those things go!). Every effort was made over the course of recording to create a natural vintage sound, inspired by the old records that Pop Violence’s production attempts to emulate: mixing old Motown recordings with late sixties/early seventies rock sounds such as “Who’s Next” and “Lust For Life”. All of this over 13 songs that are contemporary in their arrangements, and modern in their lyrical and technical style.