This Is Undersea Explosion!
No one can live in New York City and not be under it's influence. Influence is all around. Undersea Explosion is a group who reflects it's surroundings in theme. They hide riddles in heaps of garage rock. They set songs out on a cinematic horizon, like a distant drive-in flick that that goes by fast while your left to assemble the few pieces you have in order to solve the mystery. That's our hope anyway. This is Undersea Explosion!!! was recorded as an album. Not as a sentimental lament but because it very well may be our last chance to record an album. In 2-3 years will there be a viable format to package as an album? As a youngster with a stunted attention span it's ironic that record albums were one of the few mediums that could hold my attention for any length of time. Before movies, before books, I would absorb every bit of artwork and imagery, while I existed inside the music, riding shotgun with the group creating it until it was burned into my psyche and I carried it around for life. This album is intended to be listened to in it's entirety, complete with a side 1 and a side 2. "The Trouble with Ronnie" is a full journey on it's own ending in a cyclone of beautiful noise and dreamy conversation. Now we're "Back to the City" and riding the midnight train to misadventure on "Those Tunnels". "Deadly Friend" reflects on many new beginnings and a common fate while "Scarlet Fever" exists in broken vows and fever delirium. Things shift a bit on Side 2 beginning with the dark necro-comedy of "Morbid Fascination" and self-explanatory garage classic "Career Suicide". "Strange" is a smoky, kinky duet and "I met the Devil Down in New Orleans" is a true story. Now we're dozing at the wheel as we drive down a long lonely lost highway on "The Road" and pull off at the rawboned murder balled "Blood in the Morning", uttering a raspy dying breath that will have to hold us until the next ride. The creation of This is Undersea Explosion!!! saw it's way though two weddings, a personal change (featuring a triumphant return of original drummer Myq Gaffey, aka: Anykid USA), a birth, and finally, renewed ambitions for the band. Recorded expertly by Josh Clark on to 2" analog tape - this is USX firing on all twelve cylinders. Enjoy. '(USX) explode without warning...as rock'n'roll as it comes' --Steve English, Chart, June 2006 (NXNE live review) 'gritty yet darkly ethereal...a nightmarish halo hangs...a garage-punk band that's discovered how to let it's music breathe.' --Tom Murphy, Westword, Oct 2007 'Tight, fast, tense, minimal songs with a teutonic aura: we likey!' --The Deli Magazine, Aug 2006 'perfect soundtrack for late night madnesses' --Nevin Martell, FLAUNT music critic, March 2005 'Dark, deceiving, and somewhat evil sounds' --Crashin' In, March 2005 'a solid unit of hard rockin' energy...that takes Rock n Roll back to it's roots.' --JC, Impact Press, April 2005.