Monday, April 25, 2016

The Epoxies - "Stop The Future" [2005]

Artist: The Epoxies
Title: Stop The Future
Genre: Synthpunk
Country: USA
Release date: 2005

Track List: 
  1. Radiation
  2. This Day
  3. Synthesized
  4. Robot Man
  5. Wind Me Up
  6. Everything Looks Beautiful on Video
  7. Stop the Future
  8. Struggle Like No Other
  9. No Interest
  10. You Kill Me
  11. At the Seams
  12. It's You
  13. Toys
The Epoxies were a electropunk band from Portland that gained considerable popularity in mid-2005s. I stumbled upon this album in 2007 (if my memory serves me right) and immediately loved it. This album is more on the pop side of things that most of the albums in the "punk" section of my blog, but I don't see a problem with it; nearly all the songs are very cathchy, with pleasant female vocals. The band themselves describe their style as "robot garage rock".

"The group's music is a novel synthesis of punk rock and new wave but their lyrics are strictly focused on science fiction themes, Atomic Age futurism, alienation and consumerism. Robots, androids, clones and nuclear weapons all figure prominently in the Epoxies' lyrics... They were known for using special effects for their live act and sporting home-made costumes, sometimes made mostly of duct tape" (Wikipedia)

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