Necropolis

Necropolis

BandRock

Here's your psychedelic slab of Columbus avant-punk outfit Necropolis. Throwing down Pere Ubu eclectics with New Bomb Turks fundamentals, these booze-fueled speedfreaks are here to remind you that, yes, at the core of the distilled moment is vitality conjured by stacks of amplified electric will.

Biography

Lo, wise one, what we talk of here is Necropolis: a five-strong, churning tunnel of skank, chank, and drink-drank-drunk raw power from the cultural pisspatch of Columbus, Ohio. The Hackled Ruff and Shoulder Mane is the first full-length platter the group has collectively burped out, and it's...fuck it, you wanna dance?

Ok, let's dance.

Anybody can spit influences back in your ear. These lads and Necropolady (all barely past voting age) take the carcasses of some long gone, dark honkings and cook up a bouillabaisse that Dog-Faced Hermans, V3, and Archie Shepp could certainly do the jerk to. More unwashed flannel than white belt, more Wild Turkey than coke and mirrors. Just give "The Governor's Wife" a run and see if you don't agree (go find your earlobes first). LSD orgy? Birmingham, England in 1978? Boom mic/weed eater? A house in Columbus, 2006? Yes, yep, uh-huh, and yeah. The now sound, for rockers, dweebs, feedback-hounds, and your mom. Blog that, maing.

But the facts. Everybody loves facts.

Bo Davis, Emily Davis, Mat Bisaro, Adam Smith, and Benjamin Holsapple are the five responsible. They came together in 2004, in Columbus, the first, biggest town on the road out of their hometown of Waverly, Ohio (along the banks of the Erie Canal, population 4,433). Maybe some residual radiation in the canal explains it - Davis shrieks like a boar that's missed its last two meals and Smith doesn't so much play the guitbox as wrings it out to dry. Holsapple and Bisaro may sound like a law firm, but these two would rather dig a spazz-funk trench, then go to their respective corners. The sausage party is broken up by the otherworldly drone of Emily, be it on vocals or a keyboard grind, it keeps everything that much more mutant.

For the nostalgia-minded (hey, pops!), the band (who also run a studio and label) is at the epicenter of another fantastic wave of Columbus talent, and it is infused with the innate, industrial waste of fellow Midwestern n'er-do-wells (that Erie Canal thing again, maybe). Gone are Gaunt, New Bomb Turks, and V3, and in their place stands a growing crop of diverse noisemakers. Out front, dear music hound, is the mighty Necropolis.

Prepare to get hackled.

Discography

"Working Man"/ "Cocksucker Bastard Motherfucker" 7" vinyl 2007 Columbus Discount Records (LFW Mike Rep)

"Van V. Art"/ "Stumpf" 7" vinyl 2007 Columbus Discount Records

"The Hackled Ruff and Shoulder Mane" LP and CD 2006 Columbus Discount Records

"Stalking Mark E. Smith Around NYC"/ "I Love Cinnamon" 7" vinyl 2004 Columbus Discount Records

Set List

several songs played one after the other, or simultaneously, or not.