Boomkat Product Review:
This is a goodun: five short sharp electro-punk belters from Los Angeles synthwave pioneers Screamers. Rarer than hens teeth for decades, now everyone can hear the band's confrontational, analog snarl.
This official release of LA four-piece Screamers' debut comes over four decades after it was recorded. The songs have been circulating amongst a breathless tape trading community for ages, but have now been mastered from the original reel-to-reel tapes, and highlight the sheer audaciousness of the project.
Instead of guitar and bass, the band had two keyboard players on ARP Odyssey and Fender Rhodes, with a drummer and singer to fill in the gaps. The resulting noise was punk, but disconnected from The Ramones' lightning-fast post-garage or the Brit wave's nihilistic swagger. This was electrically charged in more ways than one, and sounds revelatory now. Fans of Suicide, The Units or or Chrome, you won't wanna miss this.