Trans Am (2) – Thing. Label: Thrill Jockey – THRILL236. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Mastered at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ. All songs: Bethesda Music, ASCAP. 2010 Trans Am. 2010 Thrill Jockey Records. Album is housed in a tip-on LP jacket with printed inner sleeve and free MP3 download coupon. Matrix, Runout (Side A): THRILL-236-A 18776.
Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Trans Am collection. Got this for £4 the other day - very Interesting electro synth rock - recommended! Maybe Depeche Mode meets punk/stoner rock good!
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Trans Am turn 20 this year- the original trio of Nathan Means, Philip Manley, and Sebastian Thomson is still together. It's hard for a band that operates on their level- semi-prominent in certain circles with the odd stab of almost-fame here and there, such as when they opened for Tool- to keep people interested for that long. They seemed sort of on their way in the late 1990s, when they were at their peak, making records that in hindsight anticipated some of the trends of the following decade at the crossroads of rock and electronic music. For a band that never seemed to take itself all that seriously, the aesthetic decisions Trans Am made ages ago fit with remarkably well with what's going on in music now. The nods to funk, the krautrock rhythms, the hints of electro, the occasional glitch in the beat- all are just part of indie rock these days.
With Thing, Trans Am returns to its robot rock ways after the often brilliant detours the group took on Sex Change. Despite the album's cryptic title, the band sounds more straightforward than they have in years: "Black Matter" is a quintessentially Trans Am track, all vocoders and drummer Sebastian Thomson's masterful rhythms, with a name that reflects the album's fascination with the darker side of science fiction and science fact
Artist: Trans AM. Album: Thing. Previously on NewAlbumReleases. net: October 8, 2017 - Trans Am – California Hotel (2017). April 29, 2014 - Trans Am – Volume X (2014).
Author: Patric Fallon. Publish date: Apr 21, 2010. What can a band do to stay fresh and interesting on their ninth studio album? Well, if you're Trans Am, you keep doing just about what you've always done. The DC outfit's latest, Thing, is almost exactly like any previous Trans Am album; the aural equivalent of treading water.
Trans Am are also defenders of virtuoso musicianship, drum heroics and guitar solos, all of which are still deeply uncool in most circles. Inevitably the best Trans Am songs are those imitating the styles you like - and presumably the styles they "genuinely" like. Somewhere around Liberation - an underrated and brilliant album only slightly dated by its politics - their experiments seemed to coalesce around something like a Trans Am style - a stern broth made from all the bare bones of the music they'd picked clean. Some might call this late period stylistic stagnation but one could equally say they've just found their groove and lost some of the gimmicks. Their latest, The Thing also sits on this plateau.
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