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Thinking Machines

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"A Complete Record of Urban Archaeology review"

Thinking Machines' music vacillates between the melodic sonic onslaught of Superchunk and the taut jitters of New York-based Rahim. The trio releases the record A Complete Record Of Urban Archaeology next month, and you can stream the whole set right now at the band's Last.FM page here. We were compelled to stream "Maze," "Waste Of Time" and "Urban Archaeologist" more than a couple times, particularly the latter track, which layers in a punchy 3/4 bass part onto a 4/4 crunchy verse to grand effect. -

"Thinking Machines: A great way to start off 2008"

This Philadelphia trio’s third full-length is an exclamatory blend of post-punk dynamism and melodic cacophony that seamlessly connects to its roots and never denies its willingness to explore new sonic territory. An early frontrunner for best-of-2008.

RIYL: No Knife, Les Savy Fav, early Sonic Youth with Lee Renaldo singing, Jawbox, Castor -

"A Complete Record of Urban Archaeology"

The album continues with the bands thick guitar crunch that manages to work in fair amount of catchy riffs while leaning heavily on a post-punk disjointedness. While their past albums occasionally had some dreamier elements, it would appear on A Complete Record of Urban Archaeology that it’s featured to a lesser degree here. However, the fuzz and distortion is still bound to leave ears ringing on this one. It’s definitely reminiscent of some the better loud guitar driven rock of the past decade. -


2001 - Self-titled
2002 - Dream in Lo-Fi
2003 - The Static Over You (7")
2006 - Tank Kite Sky Maze (EP)
2007 - A Complete Record of Urban Archaeology

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Thinking Machines are an indie-rock trio based out of Philadelphia, PA. To date they have released three full-length albums: their self-titled debut in 2001, Dream In Lo-Fi, released in 2002 and most recently, A Complete Record of Urban Archaeology, released in January, 2008. Newly a 3 piece, Thinking Machines latest album incorporates heavier elements of post-punk, krautrock and math-rock with their usual indie, shoegaze, dream pop and space rock elements to great effect. The most rhythmically driving and rocking album from these guys yet.