Mansion: Early Life LP
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Don't mistake this band for the Finnish Mansion and don't mistake the label for the Degenerate zine published some years back by Kaos Kontrol and Freak Animal Records! The Oakland, California band Mansion plays highly rhythmic, ringing, eerie, pitch-black, rough and telegraphed noisiness. What it does, with drums and two guitars and the singer Candace Lazarou enunciating sternly and carefully, feels like sturdy, skeptical commentary about song-making, something we can always use as a corrective. Think experimental music channeled through garage rock, no wave and post-punk. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve with lyrics insert.