BIG SAD- "Send Help" 1-Sided Etched 12"
HOWARDIAN- "Are You A Frienda Brenda" LP
FAUX REPLIKA- "Presenting!" LP
Team up Roxy Epoxy (THE EPOXIES) and Chris “Gobo” Pierce (DOC HOPPER+SINKHOLE) and you get “Presenting”, the absolutely fantastic debut album from Faux Replika. Since the break up of The Epoxies (Fat Wreck Chords) in 2008, Roxy has kept herself quite busy, These songs were written half long distance with her in Oregon and Chris in New Jersey, and half on Roxy’s trips back east. The result is an equal mix of their two styles that mix and bubble in the cauldron of rock n roll. The end product is nothing short of electrifying. Roxy’s low hypnotic voice and captivating performances as The Epoxies frontowman has drawn comparisons to Chrissie Hynde, Siouxie Sioux and even a young Leonard Graves from The Dickies. Now take Chris Pierce. Here’s a man who has produced bands like The Ergs and Nightbirds and has the ability to utterly destroy any instrument he picks up. Lock the two of them in a studio in New Brunswick and this is what you get. An eclectic mix of punk rock, new wave, hyper fuzzed out electro-rock, deluxe hooks and mega riffs. Think DEVO meets Tilt. Think Dance Hall Crashers meets Gary Neuman. It’s strange, it’s awesome and it’s catchy as hell. FFO: The Epoxies, Doc Hopper, DEVO, The Network. Rad Girlfriend Recs.