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Published in Bloomington, Indiana

SUMMER 2018

Nose Picker (mastered by Mikey Young) is the long-awaited follow up to NEGATIVE SCANNER’s debut self-titled LP from 2015. It’s less noisy and more rock ’n roll, but still manages to exist in a realm that I don’t hear many other bands fulfilling. In particular, Rebecca Valeriano-Flores has a vocal affect that is unmatched by any other contemporary front-person. The vocals are deep, strong, confrontational, and drawn out in a deadpan rather than melodic way. Crisp hits, fills, and breaks make the songs especially dynamic which fits nicely into the post-punk direction that many current underground bands are taking. The final track ends with a toilet flush which is both grotesque and humorous, adding a closure reminiscent of PHARMAKON’s vomiting track “Primitive Struggle.”
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FFO: POST PINK, SHOPPING, BLANK SPELL, MARBLED EYE, MELKBELLY

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CB RADIO GORGEOUS

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BODEGA

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SCHOOL DAMAGE

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