the roids
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the roids

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The best kept secret in music



With a smirking nod to the foreign-born “The” bands that have been all the rage lately, these “identical cousins from Iceland” (has Gunnar only seen the tricks a guy can see from Reykjavik?) have cranked out a slew of energetic, unyielding lo-fi rock-outs. They may be put-on hype-riders on one level, but the songs are for real: they rock, they groove, they roll, they move. I’m especially fond of the charging “Submarine,” which is more or less a male update of Elastica’s memorable “Connection.” “Swollen” has a similar kind of brief, focused energy; unlike, say, the Vines, these guys have control and know when to rein things in. Gunnar & Gerhardt’s “Roid”ery is well worth checking out. - By Joseph McCombs


The Roids
Wrecking Ball
Je sais (ethyl)
Come on
Life Time
Gangs all here
Licking Wounds


Feeling a bit camera shy


Identical cousins from iceland, Gunnar and Gerhardt Roid tunneled to america with transistor parts to fuse a new sound with common household consumer grade electronics.Lovechildren of the post punk era of Washington D.C. and U.K., the Roids stole Gary Numan's car and drove it through the wall of the 9:30 club, circa 1985.the smoldering wreckage produced an alloy that is a digital amalgum of punk, post punk, new wave, and boot camp, tossed off with a DIY economy that celebrates immediate gratification and instinct.The Roids experiment with live original sound and distribution methods, and incorporate multimedia as an active part of both their live and online presence.Their quest began in late 2002