The Sheaves - Excess Death Cult Time LP
The Sheaves - Excess Death Cult Time LP (Minimum Table Stacks)
Minimum Table Stacks is proud to present Excess Death Cult Time, the vinyl debut of Phoenix, AZ quintet The Sheaves. Previously released as a limited cassette by Moone Records, the album was recorded over the course of a year by the band at The Baby Room, their own home studio. Excess Death Cult Time is the result of Eric Mudd (along with drummer Joe Vittetoe, guitarist Lucas Aguirre, bassist Matt Hamel and Daniel Schurgin contributing drums, synth and organ work) meticulously assembling bits and pieces of various ideas and mixing the sounds to the point that the actual tapes began deteriorating, much to his delight. The result is a scuzzy post-punk blur of Jad Fair-style guitar pop as channeled through the ’80s “UK DIY” sonic disassembling of whatever “punk” was supposed to be. Think: Josef K, the Swell Maps, The Fall, the Homosexuals. Half-Japanese playing Chrome’s “Chromosome Damage.” The Sheaves are not moving the way you are supposed to.