If this CD were played in heaven... heaven would explode.
Put Down That Science Pole - Sci' Pole Summa' - There's a thick blanket of the white stuff surrounding me right now (no, not THAT white stuff), and as I stare outside at the vehicle that is going to need to be brushed before heading off to work this afternoon, there's something comforting about this song from San Diegos Put Down That Science Pole. School is in fact out at the moment, for college students, and day by day an increasing number of highschoolers, but except for those lucky few headed south, there will be no beaches and boogie boards and bikinis. Instead, we'll have to settle for Sci-Poles demented synths-and-sound effects hip hop, channelling generations of boys, fro the Beach to the Beastie, but with far less tunefulness (though Brian Wilson could still probably beat them out on the batshit insane front, it's close.)
Put Down That Science Pole - W.Y.L.D. - "W.Y.L.D." vomes in just before the closing track off of the bands most recent Outrageouz Dewdz EP, and it's a complete fucking mess. Casio beats, blasts of horns, bizarre turntable scratches, mutant disco skronks and bossanova breakdowns, the only thing holding it together is the sci-poles crews completely impenetrable flow - dropping rhymes and screams and noise like they've never heard of this thing that some have called "music". This is music for the party at the gates of the asylum. And you know those crazies know how to get DOWN.
Put Down That Science Pole - Where's the Gold?!?! - And if you don't have proof, there's "Where's The Gold" - alternating between fucked up mining metaphors, surreal philosophical musings, and again, sound effects, sound effects, sound effects, "Where's the Gold?!?!" isn't half as long as it should be. I know where the gold is. If you want more, tomorrow, Tuesday Night (Wed. Morning), at Midnight, PST, Sci Pole will be live in studio on KCSB (http://www.kcsb.org/) for 2 hours DJing and performing.
[Check out Put Down That Science Pole's website, and be sure to download the Camry Sessions EP, and buy Outraegouz Dewdz for 3 bucks.]