Reviews:: Sans AIDS Loaners

I made the CD awhile ago, it’s too lo-fi, I’m not really into that as much anymore.


For Outdoor Miner, Pete Sagar, that simple admission cements the impact of the new tape-only release from his side project Sans AIDS. Surfing above the endless (chill)waves of lo-fi noise revivalists unconcerned with how their record actually sounds, Loaners finds Sagar working with a full time drummer instead of just his kick pedals and the crisp snare/tom/cymbal combinations help transform the droning melodies and shimmering pop nuggets into something that still sounds good coming out of your headphones.


The six-songs Sagar offers up provide countless highlights; the almost Chad VanGaalen warble Sagar unveils on “Goblins”, the ear-pleasing distortion/floating vocals of “Make Turns”, and the blissful waves that roll over each other on “Stoop” are just a few, but the album’s centerpiece, “Forklift”, is the pinnacle. The 3-minute track feels like an epic, bludgeoning you with guitar and cymbal work that match perfectly with Sagar’s nasal-heavy vocals. For a record so entrenched 90′s rock slackerdom, Loaners refuses to let you sit still and challenges you to take action. Impressive shit.

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MP3:: Sans AIDS - Forklift


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