Monday, June 21, 2010


The Social Registry is reissuing a long (perhaps always) out of print debut album from the early 1980s NYC band Interference…and on the basis of two tracks, I’d say it’s well worth checking out, esp. if you’re into no-wave.

Here’s what they say on the Social Registry blog:

“Forming out of the musical insurgence that was the NoiseFest at White Columns Gallery in 1981; Interference coalesced around three key figures of New York’s downtown scene: Anne DeMarinis, David Linton and Michael Brown. DeMarinis had just parted ways with an early incarnation of Sonic Youth and co-curated the NoiseFest with Thurston Moore. Linton had headed to NYC a few years earlier with then school/band mate Lee Ranaldo, eventually hooking up with Rhys Chatham for a three year stretch. Brown, then a twenty six year old PhD candidate at NYU, had recently broke rank with Rhys Chatham and drafted a wholly unconventional percussive approach to the Fender bass.”

They’re giving away an mp3 of one of two digital bonus tracks from this vinyl-only re-release, and it’s tense and driving and chilly in that early post-punk robot-funky way and, all in all, pretty great.

“Excerpt 1”

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