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The Defectors – Bruised and SatisfiedThe Defectors pull rigor mortified riffs and horror hooks from outta the darkest depths of Satan’s belly in order to shake up your listening space and trash your hi-fi. Bruised and Satisfied is the 4th The Defectors album and their bitching brew of slamming farfisa drenched graveyard garage punk never sounded meaner or better for that matter.It’s now exactly three years since The Defectors released their former album “Turn Me On”. Besides playing shows in France, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Germany the band has toured North America twice and South America once since then and done festivals like SXSW, NXNE and Popkomm. A revised version of “Turn Me On!” including three new songs was released on No Fun Records in The US. The album was also released in Russia in August 2006.
Bruised and Satisfied is recorded in The Defectors own studio Cairo Hi-Fi in their hometown Aarhus. In the fall of 2006 the renowned Danish producer Carsten Heller set up his special microphones and recorded what became a very different rock album. Bruised and Satisfied sounds wonderfully fuzzy, loud and trashy and at the same time the sound is HUGE and detailed.
Bruised and Satisfied is divided into two parts. Side A is the horror part as only The Defectors could perform it. Six tales from beyond taking place in an universe populated by dancing ghouls, creepy crawls and bloodsucking freaks resurrected from the dead. Side B is pure fuzzy garage punk played with nerve wrecking intensity. Of course, this works best on the main format vinyl. On CD the parts are linked by little interludes so the listener will get the picture anyway.
Excellent music for driving by the way….
The Defectors/Powersolo – Snot Dum split 12″
This split 12″ between The Defectors and Powersolo was released in collaboration between Crunchy Frog, Bad Afro and National Danish Radio (DR). The EP contains two songs by each band and is special in that sense that all tracks have Danish lyrics. The Defectors contributes with the original song “Frk. Snot” and a cover of the Shu-bi-dua song “Små Blå Mænd”. Originally released as 12” vinyl and CD EP 08/08/2005
The Defectors – Turn Me On!
The Danish music scene is in better shape than ever and The Defectors from Aarhus is Bad Afros best bet for a Danish garage rock band with focus on good melodies covered in loads of fuzz guitar. The Defectors started in late 1997 and have two albums out on ESP-Recordings. Their new 3rd album was recorded at the Delta Lab studio in Copenhagen with Thomas Troelsen at the helm.
Turn Me On! is a bold attempt at expanding the limits of an often conservative genre and The Defectors takes some chances. From the creepy “Sleepwalking” that sounds like a psychotic nightmare to The Defectors very own definition of dub with a garage twist in the head-boppin’ “The Zoom-Out”. Not forgetting garage pop in “It’s Gonna Take Some Time” that features Lorenzo from Baby Woodrose on backing vocals. Originally released on LP, Cd and as Download in 2004.