TUBERS - Anachronous (CD)
St. Augustine, FL’s Tubers, features current and former members of Twelve Hour Turn, Asshole Parade, Strikeforce Diablo and a laundry list of other bands. Organic creations, blooming beneath the soil while drawing nutrients from their surroundings, soon to be unearthed, cooked, and consumed by native populations. Also, Floridian slang for two populations. The first; those who float upon inflatable inner tubes in aimless, lackadaisical delight down the state’s many freshwater springs. The second; those who seek adventure tucked away in the innermost furl of a wave just before it washes ashore. Finally, four long-time friends who make music for the purpose of challenging themselves and hopefully those around them. They draw inspiration from their namesakes and channel these feelings through guitars, throats, and drums. All four offer considerable musical and lyrical contributions, creating a unified and representative front that defies the traditional “primary songwriter” model. Angular riffs swerve throughout the mix atop surf-influenced rhythms, with the aggressive trappings of previous efforts remaining apparent but not overbearing. They speak in dialects and metaphors, fluctuating seamlessly amongst obtuse structures, shifting momentums, and rolling cascades. If one were to label them as the first surf-emo band, they would not be offended, but would prefer to be thought of simply as a punk band. Anachronous is their latest symphony; a complete sound and thought; the attainment of tones, measures, and breaths long-sought; and a disparate discourse on hope, rage, and grace.