If This Cockroach Doesn't Die, I Will

by Pairs

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    The Ultimate China Rock Music Collectors Item.

    The Amazing Pairs From Shanghai Create China's First Punk / Lo Fi Masterpiece Giving An Indication What It's Really Like To Live In A Hyper Industrializing Chinese City In The 21st Century. This Album Is To Shanghai What Unknown Pleasures Is To Manchester.

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about

A big part of the sound, slipping from yowl to howl to a sung/spoken thing that reminds us of the Fall or maybe Art Brut. The music this time around is similarly noisy, the drums dense and tribal, the guitar super distorted, the riffs pretty simple, but woozy and jagged, Pairs locking into some seriously tranced out passages, that almost sound like caveman This Heat.
AQUARIUS (SANFRANCISCO)

Comparisons to The White Stripes or Royal Trux would be easy, but not really accurate, as the songs on Cockroach have a lot more in common with Big Black, Shellac, The Fall and 400 Blows. Xiao Zhong definitely suffers from “swelling itching brain,” a condition that forces him to rant and rave about every little thing that annoys him in life, creating a persona that rests somewhere between Steve Albini, John Lydon and Mark Smith. His drumming is a perfect synthesis of punk rock and post-punk, straightforward one measure, all dancing hi-hat disco the next. F’s guitar is simple, but effective, a primal wall of distorted bar chords and power chords that perfectly augment the frenzied rhythms. It’s punk rock the way it should be – loud, snarling and pissed-off
THE BIG TAKEOVER

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released December 27, 2013

All Songs Written & Performed By Pairs
Recorded And Mixed By Horses / Shanghai
Mastered By Frank At The Carvery - London

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