This week on the Rind, we bring you an Athens, Georgia group who specialize in creating messy musical stews. Self confessed “local smart asses”, Pegasuses-XL are a greasy gang of synth-pop ruffians that are ready to take the snob-pop world by storm with their brand new release, Electro Agitators. Taking a gander at their myspace page will show you just how proud these boys are of not only their positive reviews, but especially of the more laughable, negative commentary:
“And it does hurt my brain. My temples flare from the over-stimulation. “Run the Gauntlet”, the second track of 17, is an introduction to the overload and a smorgasbord of synth-types. “Pixilated Flowers” rumbles in with a WWII radio sample and a deep metallic organ flavor. Overtop, Rosenstock spits and raps.
Sounds enticing to us! Joking aside, PXL command a sound that may be unfamiliar to most, but one that needs to be heard first hand. A thick layer of keys and synth form the backbone of their long playing, extended jams, accented by lead and rhythm guitar along with a stiff, driving drumline. The gargantuan new LP, just released January 27th on Ernest Jenning, sports an impressive 17 tracks which flash between short, digital blurbs and extended animals. Electro Agitators just may be the perfect way to describe these pesky synth-pop degenerates, who have been on many a critic’s radar since their showcase at CMJ 2008. Featuring vocal duties from Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff Rosenstock and members of Disband, We Versus the Shark and Cinemechanica, this gang will soon be infiltrating your ears.