Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bobbie Peru - Kill the Autopilot

CT-native Bert Genovese started Bobbie Peru in Manchester, UK around 2006 when he moved away from here to pursue a career in music. It looks like he was onto something, because a few years later, they have a huge following and have opened for bands like The Fall and Black Francis.

Kill the Autopilot was released in Oct. of 2009. The album is their second, and it's a non-stop insane thrash fest of prog-punk. The music is wild and experimental, and although the band is super tight, it all sounds as raw as a fresh wound. Just looking at the album cover, you can kind of imagine how seriously they take themselves, but I'm completely ok with that. I'm a sucker for immature humor and funny lyrics; and they do not disappoint. I mean, the title track has a chorus that goes: "flush me I'm shit!" You can't get much cooler than that. If you're looking for a smarter brand of punk, check these guys out.

It's hard not to draw a comparison to another CT band: Kimono Draggin'. I think these two are very similar in a lot of respects, whether is be insane lyrics, powerful punk rage or wild shredding guitar work; you can draw a lot of similarities. Interestingly enough, that's exactly who they're playing a few shows with in April, so if you dig either band, these aren't shows to miss.

Bobbie Peru will be jumping the pond and doing a short East Coast tour this April:

Double whammy on Apr 10:
Brass City Records (w/ Kimono Draggin’), Waterbury, CT - 2:00P
and then at
Cafe 9 (w/ Kimono Draggin’), New Haven, CT - 9:00P

Apr 23 - Snapper Magee’s (w/ Hudson Falcons), Torrington, CT - 8:00P

Apr 24 - Snapper Magee’s (w/ Hudson Falcons), Kingston, NY - 8:00P

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