Arriving five months later than expected, the West Palm duo Love Handles’ first proper release, in all its purple majesty, is finally ready for the needle. Comprising Jordan Pettingill (keys, drums) and C.J. Jankow (vocals, guitar), both members of Cop City/Chill Pillars and co-operators of the Snooze Theater (featured in the Miami DIY series), Love Handles blurry brand of radical psych rock isn’t just an abstraction of chaotic noise, but a willed natural progression of hierarchical rock and roll that begins with proper folk rock melodies, is layered by early blues rock ballast, and, finally, funneled through the experimental electric concoctions of Helios Creed’s Chrome.
Pettingill and Jankow committed 12 resounding minutes of spastic pop rock to vinyl for Handled …
Pettingill and Jankow committed 12 resounding minutes of spastic pop rock to vinyl for Handled, the six-track EP released this week by West Palm Beotch Records (run by CCCP mate Nelson Hollanquist). Originally scheduled for an October 2011 release, the duo’s debut EP was plagued by pressing plant and scheduling problems. Along with full-color printed sleeve, the WPBeotch release is pressed on thick purple vinyl, limited to just 300 copies, and will be carried by Sweat Records and labels Florida’s Dying and Goner Records. Love Handles’ previous release was Faith, Hope, and Love Handles, a triumphant introduction that featured Guy Harvey’s Adam Perry and The Jameses’ Dan McHugh.
Here’s “Gold Chain” off of Handled. To listen to more from the new EP, visit WPBeotch’s soundcloud.