Muck - Local Trash Heroes LP + CD
Label : Bodysurf Music
One of our list of best local releases in 2016, Muck hails from Ipoh City Slackers. Ever since their formation in 1994, Muck has only released an EP and various songs through multiple compilations and split album. Despite their lack of releases, Muck has gained a cult following among local indieheads. Their large fanbase - despite the little musical output - is a testament to the band's quality. After 22 years (28 years as of coming 2022) the bands finally release their debut album in 2016. What makes them far different from most of those banal-cheesy-monotonous local Malaysian indie rock band is on how they obtain their direction in terms of characterizing their own sound. Of course there is that huge Seattle-Subpop sway influencing their style of music, but to a certain extent, the traits of what the band creates is just pure slackening melodious rock and roll that makes indie music more alive and fun to listen to. The album titled song, Local Trash Heroes here is surely a slacker anthem baked in a harmonious garage. Catchy and well craft punk-ish slam without being overly polished. There is a fringe of fuzzy Dinosour influence intact, but you would also notice the twinkling SEBADOH feel and a slight Brit-pop vibrant from OCEAN COLOR SCENE. And what makes this LP sound glowing is that it is mastered by the SUBPOP sound scientist, Jack Endino in Seattle.
300 copies pressed with individually hand numbered. Single jacket with foil stamp. Each copy comes with free CD. Official release by Bodysurf Music.