With Darling… It’s Too Late, Portland, OR’s Guantanamo Baywatch sought to harness and manipulate the sparkling sounds from yesteryear, all while staying true to the tape hiss and rough takes of analog recording. “We really wanted a mixtape compilation sound to the record,” says Powell, and that approach can be heard in both the songwriting and the production.
Riddle me this: who on Earth makes 15 top notch records in 5 years and stays as obscure as Obnox monarch Bim Thomas? Not that there’s been no love at all—now that the man seemingly spent as much of 2014 on tour as off, and dropped blazetastic videos for “Red I” and “Molecule/How to Rob,” the spotlight is widening, and not just from the usual indie/undie blogs—the Washington-by-god-POST has seen fit to recognize the ‘Nox’s bulletproof alloy of Cleveland-by-god-Ohio’s two sturdiest musical ores: punk rock and soul.
“A celebration of teendom’s biggest time-wasting activity set to surf-y guitars and a Ramones-ian bop, “Video Games” came from the first in a series of one-day recording sessions with Ackerson, dating back to winter.” -Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
“Stereo Confession are a total blast live. The group are recording their debut with Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio, and based on the punk pop strength of their first two singles, we are in store for something special from this blossoming young band.” -Erik Thompson, City Pages