Sueves, The – Tears of Joy [IMPORT] – New LP
I like this record! This is the third release from the Chicago-based band. The term “garage band” gets thrown around so much lately that it feels like it has lost its meaning but if you were looking for it in a record store, that’s the section this record would probably live in. Although they’ve been on a couple of labels, and this record is self-released, I could see them sharing stages with lots of Castleface bands. Fast, relentless, squiggly rock’n’roll guitars and catchy hooks; this record is impossible not to bop your head to. The album art alone is A+! –Emily T. (Razorcake)
From the Suicide-esque analog blips of a Korg mini pops[?] drum machine on the LP's opening track to the scratchy record-skipping, hidden-track-like sample of the album's conclusion 'Tears Of Joy' makes me feel glad I've got some Sueves back in my life. Chicago's own illustrator extraordinaire and garage rock maverick Joe Schorgl has given us another collection of raw, frantic beauty that makes me feel nostalgic of the band's earlier work and at the same time offers up a new level of sonic complexity. Recorded by Phil Lesicko of Manic Static Records it's not surprising to me that these two underappreciated scuzz purveyors have teamed up to create a brilliant, 14-track juggernaut of a record. -- Why Pick on Me?
Recorded by Phil Lesicko
Mastered by Simon Palombi
Magicatalog Records 2021