Sunday, April 29, 2012

I Am Chimp: Music Ruined My Life! E.P. (FREE Download!)







MRML had the great honour of offering up the very first E.P. by Plymouth, UK's I Am Chimp (see HERE), which we described as "sorta like The Fall meets Napalm Death". Now IAC have honoured MRML so much further by naming their new 12" after us. It only sweetens the deal that it's both the E.P.'s title track and the band's catchiest song yet. (Hence my first - and hopefully last use of 'autoplay').

While "I Am Toaster" hearkens back to the terse, rough sound made famous on their debut, Music Ruined My Life finds the band expanding its musical boundaries. Whether it's the hookiness of the title track, the post-punk moodiness of "He Came Before the Storm" or just the fact that this six-songer is SIX TIMES longer then their three-track debut, this EP proves that these chimps aren't chumps. In fact, I'd dare say that if David Lynch had remade Planet of the Apes after he did Eraserhead, this would've been the perfect soundtrack!





WHADDYA THINK OF THE LATEST I AM CHIMP MASTERPIECE?
LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS SECTION (where the IAC link resides).


(I'm going for a fucking carrot...Coming?)

16 comments:

  1. https://rapidshare.com/files/4128890181/I_Am_Chimp__-_2012__-_12___EP.rar

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  2. Yeah, the autoplay was sort of a.... surprise.

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    1. Once in five years seems like an an acceptable number...I hope!

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  3. who are i am chimp are they for real do they exist i have exhausted all avenues in tracking them down but to no avail please help

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  4. i am chimp is us i am chimp is you we are all chimp

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  5. I do like Hail The Chimp and I Am Toaster. The rest of it is a bit of a damp squid though. I certainly won't be buying it.


    Tony

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    1. I, for one, hope they call the even-more-difficult third album "A Damp Squid".

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  6. Of all the days to sleep in and not check MRML!!!

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  7. WOW! The first thing that strikes me about this EP over their debut is the diversity! It kicks off with the ridiculously catchy title track, and although the brilliant 'I'm A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here' harks back to that first offering, the whole package shows Chimp are are no 1-trick pony. You get the brooding 'He Came Before The Storm' (which threatens Black Sabbath, but resolves ala Half Man Half Biscuit'), the haunting 'Muscle Ache' that gives you an almost 'Fall-like' refrain and the dischordant 'I Am Toaster' that hints at post-punk, pre-summer of hate angst - bring it on!!!

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  8. A great write up Jeff (and not bad one above Beewak - you are both in the will!) Well the second cd was always going to be more differcult after the blogwise success of the first one but we went for the more experimental experience this time.

    An album is definately in the pipeline.

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    1. Thanks for the good words (and the good music!)

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  9. As I listen to I Am Chimp I can not help but be reminded of my first foray into creating original material in a group setting. Said group, possibly named Different Kinds Of Balls or maybe Take Drugs Get Drunk if memory serves me well, recorded the performance of our lone creation "Death Riot" in the bedroom my brother and I shared. I was on acoustic guitar and random yelling where-as my brother perfected guitar-case-pounding whilst lead vocalizing in his best Lemmy imitation. Sadly, the recording of this event has either been lost to the sands of time-to-toss-out-these-crappy-old-cassettes or due to the house burning the fuck down.

    CallPastorJerkface

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  10. "I'm going for a fucking curry"

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