Last Texas Platters of 2014
Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Fri., Dec. 26, 2014
Spray PaintClean Blood, Regular Acid (Monofonus Press)
Want your dome rattled? The hood rats in Spray Paint have you covered. Third album Clean Blood, Regular Acid opens with the same sort of odd-tuned guitar discordance ("Wet Beer") that ricocheted endlessly from their two bookending 2013 LPs. This iteration, the first on co-frontman Cory Plump's day job – Austin's Monofonus Press – doesn't settle into any single sort of shakeup, ripping 11 songs that register under three minutes (including five that fail to break two), and an eight-minute closer ("Cory's Theme") that defy easy post-punk categorization while firmly resembling his, George Dishner, and Chris Stephenson's noise behemoth When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. "Nice Hustle," fellas. Highlights herein entail the high-low back-and-forth of "Threesomes Can Wait," the balderdash four-on-the-floor schizophrenia that shakes up "Everyone Bleach Their Hair," and "Texas Talking Powder," the closest Spray Paint will ever get to "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2."