A Fucking Elephant El Drugstore – Split EP

Several members from experimental/progressive outfits A Fucking Elephant and El Drugstore founded a new label, called Nefarious Records. In order to celebrate this joyful event both bands decided to record an untitled split EP. Let’s see what these guys have to offer.

The first five songs are provided by A Fucking Elephant. Their contribution on this release can be best described as early Mastodon mixed with a rich texture of The Dillinger Escape Plan styled musical madness. Freestyle jazz is big part of their musical diet. Especially Blue Crab Fantastic, Football With Ukrainians and Just The Tip are worth your attention. The live sound gives these songs a nice raw edge.

The guys from El Drugstore took care of the rest of the material. They may not be as technically over the top as the previous outfit, they certainly got their jazzy hooks sorted out. Songs like Those Arms Rests Are Fine, Schnurrbart and Slamcart have a nice sludgey edge to them and they kind remind of me of Intronaut, however with a rougher edge. I love it!

This split ep is a very entertaining introduction to the musical madhouse of A Fucking Elephant and El Drugstore and a brilliant way to celebrate the founding of Nefarious records. Congratulations!

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