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Aleks And The Ramps
Track: Bummer

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There’s nothing quite like an Aleks and The Ramps track to usher in a belated spring. There’s a buoyancy to their new song, ‘Bummer’, and it’s got everything to do with Joe Foley’s rubbery bass (his sister Janita has switch to keys), which anchors the track amid a flurry of the usual suspects: clean guitar, arpeggiated synths, triggered drums and some disembodied vocal samples. If last year’s brilliant single ‘Antique Limb’ took its cues from Upper West Side Soweto, ‘Bummer’ finds the Melbourne five-piece in the Lower East, hanging out at Max’s Kansas City with New Wave innovators like Talking Heads. Aleks Bryant even embraces Byrne’s cool, deadpan delivery, relating what sounds like a tale about a jealous ex: “He’s scum and he’s gonna mess you up/Or at least just waste your time.” The track is available for free download via Bandcamp, along with B-side ‘Easy Now’, which sounds like they’ve been dabbling in chipmusic.

by Darren Levin

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kittymunroe  said about 4 years ago:

Right up my alley, this is!


_cw_  said about 4 years ago:

Why and how did my cat find it's way onto this album cover???


FlyingSimon  said about 4 years ago:

I guess I should probably read the chipmusic article and find out what the fuck that is....


hyperfuzz  said about 4 years ago:

THIS IS WHAT'S BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD FOR DAYS


JudyDickslap  said about 4 years ago:

Right up my alley, this is!

It's great, isn't it?!

Good work, guys!


alloneword  said about 4 years ago:

Yeah!

Love it. Well done ramps.


shineslikerubies  said about 4 years ago:

oh this is amazing! go ramps!

but ps - i am so bummed that i can not see you when you play in sydney soon.


drazic  said about 4 years ago:

So great!!


HUF.  said about 4 years ago:

sweet as


Apple24  said about 4 years ago:

This is all sorts of brilliant.


sci_fi  said about 4 years ago:

Aleks! You're one of the best lyricists in Australia right now - definitely the funniest - so why are your vocals buried so low in the mix? I have to really concentrate to hear what you're saying!


andyr  said about 4 years ago:

so lovely

<3


knomadix  said about 4 years ago:

nice.


FlyingSimon  said about 4 years ago:

Single of the week in Inpress! I recorded and mixed that! /overly excited about minor accolades....


black wasp!  said about 4 years ago:

Social media strategy!


astrousersasmind  said about 4 years ago:

Brilliant stuff again. SO CATCHY!


feralmedia  said about 4 years ago:

Launching tonight at Spectrum in Sydney with Shady Lane and Fishing. Happy Wednesday!


runoutgroove  said about 4 years ago:

I should really get more organised about gig going.


asbestos  said about 4 years ago:

THIS is a great song.


hyperfuzz  said about 4 years ago:

Didn't make it out of the country this morning...


nyx  said about 4 years ago:

Some of them did! Just... some of them didn't.


untold/animals  said about 4 years ago:

Haha! Silly band.


JunkiePhil  said about 4 years ago:

What happened?


anok  said about 4 years ago:

we(they) are still in the country, split over two cities, in various stages of transit towards japan.

ありがと ございまして!!

o(^▽^)o


anok  said about 4 years ago:

''paperwork issues'' is the unofficial explanation.


hyperfuzz  said about 4 years ago:

JunkiePhil  said about 4 years ago:

Thats harsh, but pretty silly to not check your passport prior.


hyperfuzz  said about 4 years ago:

would have been a bit of a bummer

...


anok  said about 4 years ago:

lol

they killed it in sydney btw. new hits sound spectacular.


black wasp!  said about 4 years ago:

Vibes starting to become slightly less bumm(er/ish/ed).


FlyingSimon  said about 3 years ago:

Melbourne Launch tomorrow night at The Workers. Us, Butcher Blades, Milk Teddy and DJ's Pastry F and Tea.

aleks


untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:

Hahaha. The glasses make it especially Modern Art.


alec m  said about 3 years ago:

playing at public bar w/ mia schoen group & patinka cha cha tomorrow


alec m  said about 3 years ago:


untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:

Nicely drawn poster, ''bren 1uko''.


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