Sin Motivo – El Desierto LP - 2 copies remaining
True Believers, allow a moment of vulnerability from the venerable. I've dreaded this moment, this release for some time, not because there was any chance of it being a bumbling bargain-binner, quite the opposite; I knew that my attempts to describe this long-awaited long-player would inevitably fall short. Where do you start with this Texas five piece, a group that has consistently defied expectations and flouted attempts to whittle them down to just these three influences, that same old x,y,z? They're certainly heirs to their Texan lineage, that weirdo strain that counts rock 'n' roll maniacs like Roky, Soxx, Floyd, Kerr, Biscuits, Really Red, Mydolls, the Stains, etc among its number. There's that Is This My World-ian wall of guitar, that disorienting, that Shatter-Loosian blend of wonder mixed with contempt. But what's past is past, and Sin Mo is here, a dazzling future given shape for feeble present tense minds. Comes with newsprint poster designed by the ever-talented Olivia Gibb.