Trapped in a nightmarish psychic landscape midway between the bars of Austin and the bass-bins of Berghain, Shit and Shine are back for the attack, volleying forth across the consciousness with a delirious voyage into the nether.
‘Bad Vibes’ is a singularly appropriate moniker for a collection of audial explorations that dauntlessly set off down labyrinthine mind-maps to oblivion, all the while with an Acid-House-style smile plastered on their face. Shit And Shine, a beast under the wayward ownership of Texan transgressor Craig Clouse has - over the course of the last fourteen or so years and thirty plus releases on labels as disparate as Riot Season, Editions Mego, Diagonal and Load - proven itself capable of morphing into new, terrifying and destructive shapes seemingly of its own volition, in a manner not altogether unlike the alien protagonist of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
This fourth release for Rocket however is a culmination of everything Clouse has lurched towards thus far, infusing the monomaniacal mindset of techno and house with the caligulan mania of The Butthole Surfers, as skeletal techno, sample-strewn collages, kraut-fried repetition and dementoid electronic scree are heedlessly thrown into a blender with tantalising and terrifying results.
Fresh from yet another demolition derby between high trash and the lowest avant-garde, ‘Bad Vibes’ is the sound of the Shit and Shine jalopy rocketing way beyond the speed limit on the lineage of the lysergic. Frankly, you’d better either get on board or get well out of the way. Darkening the corners of the dancefloor it’s a synthetic horror-thriller soundtrack in the Escher-on-ludes catacombs of a neverending comedown, while remaining entirely accessible” The Quietus
“There’s no other band working today for whom the words ‘post-everything’ ring quite as true as they do for Shit & Shine. They’re utterly unlike anything else, but only by being sort of like everything else all at once.” Drowned in Sound
“General disruption is kept in check by the subversive charm unique to the outfit”
“Group that’s more than willing to test and destroy all boundaries” DUSTED
1. Bottle Brush
2. Yeah, I'm On Acid!
3. Northwest Pool
6. Backstage Passes!
7. Bad Vibes
8. Sunrise Sam
9. At the Bar On The Rocks
Release Date: 09/11/2018