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herr_professor on 02/08/2011 at 10:05AM

The Munitionettes Load Up

Regular readers of this column may get the impression that I am at a crossroads. Like many of you, I hunger for new and exciting sounds and as the chip music scene grows, my expectation is that the types of artists styles and songs will similarly grow. Of course, in a scene this young, such expectations may be too much, but ever now and then I find a group that renews my faith in the excitement and viability of the scene. Trawling through the Internet Archive, I found the recently released debut EP from Milwaukee Game Boy Rock duo, The Munitionettes, entitled Fast Jurassic.

I guess you can call them a fourth generation chip rock band, listing influences such as Starscream and Death from Above 1979, but the EP exudes a pure rock sweat and swagger that belies their inexperienced recordings with impressive instrumentation and song writing chops. I will always be drawn to the sounds of square waves and distorted guitars, but even with that pro-rck bias this is one of my favorite chip music EP's I have heard in a while, and I am sure you will think so too. Check out a sampler of of their tracks below, and catch you here again in seven!

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mamrecords on 03/02/11 at 05:29PM
They have a new teaser for their upcoming album. The recording quality is WAY better.

http://mamrecords.com/download/mam162-the-munitonettes-i-feel-asleep-album-sampler/
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