If I told you that the barrage of punk blues and 60's acid rock dangling below was executed from the calloused hands of four young skaters from San Francisco, would you believe it?
Well, it's true.
Gold Lyre is from Hot Lunch's self-titled debut album which is being lauded by various psych and hard rock freaks as the "electrified kick-in-the-ass" that was sorely needed in rock and roll after decades of cringe inducing mediocrity. The group, consisting of Eric Shea (vocals), Aaron Nudelman (guitar), Rob Alper (drums) and Charlie Karr (bass), recorded the album with producer Tim Green (Jawbreaker, Christian Mistress, Earthless) using vintage tube amps the size of refrigerators and a behemoth drum-kit. The end product is hot, heavy, loud, and masculine. Soaked in sweat, gritty guitars, vertigo inciting drums, and gravelly wails, Hot Lunch conjure up ghosts of the decibel defying dons that your dad dropped tabs to and lay out a new standard of hard rock and roll.
Hot Lunch's debut LP is available right now on vinyl in Germany via Who Can You Trust? Records, but they were recently picked up by famed Tee Pee Records for a proper US release on March 12th. I'm all over that.