"Parallels to Walt Mink, another Minnesota band which got a 10 from Pitchfork but never broke out Minnesota and cult fandom?" Expect Walk Mink is a pretty generic band who were friends with Ryan Schreiber, which is why they got a 10. 12 Rods is pretty unique on the other hand, the only bands they remind me of are Hum & Dismemberment Plan, only without any hardcore punk influence (that Hum and D-Plan have) and way more of a idiosyncratic new-wave thing.
If anyone have the separation anxieties album, i'd be apreciated if you could put here the adress for downloading it, I can't find it anywhere, even in soulseek, i tried everything. It has "you're secret's safe with me",one of the best music i've heard for years, and I'd like to listen the rest of the album. If you could do this, i'd be very appreciated =)
i think maybe ebay or discogs could be the answer for finding their cd's these days. but like everyone is saying, truly underrated. i can't even remember how i stumbled across these guys. i had make out music on and mexico on repeat for days before hearing anything else.......i think they are truly a unique band.
I'll upload the Last Show at first avenue in a few. Plz interested people email me to firstname.lastname@example.org BUT DONT SPAM ME! Cheers. I think 12 rods is my favorite band by the fact they are not prostituted to the whole world. So any person i truly praise, i show this band... as a gift.
They're so poppy though. If they'd been marketed better, this stuff could have been moderately big. There are barely any blog links to their albums; even pretty obscure records can usually be found on blogs.
their solo stuff? mm =/. I have the unreleased albums if u want them.. about the solo work, i only know about foodteam, mystery palace, and halloween alaska. Like the dragon balls .. 12 rods exploded and made those projects. everyone is good at their shieeet.. but.. damn .. how i miss the rods. Im listening to it right now.. and.. well.. always @.@
Add me to the legion of adoring 12 Rods fans, since about '99. I've helped spread the word far & wide, as well, like an unholy apostle of space rock gods. How might some intrepid fan obtain their solo stuff...?