Low Culture - S/T 7" RGR 009 /DC 041
In late 2011, when it was clear that Shang-A-Lang was ending because Andy was moving to Idaho and Total Jock (a short lived hardcore project) was over done because James made a quick decision to move to Albuquerque, I asked Cade and Sam (of Total Jock) if they wanted to start a new band. We practiced a few times as a three-piece and recorded a 4-song demo. A few weeks later Joe (Marked Men/Shang-A-Lang) announced that he was moving back to Las Cruces. The first day he was back, we went for beers before practice and I asked if he wanted to join the band. We showed up unannounced, Joe plugged in, learned some songs, and then I asked Cade and Sam if he could join the band. That’s kind of backwards I know, but it worked out. Low Culture’s first show in early November 2011 was at Shang-A-Lang’s last show. Circle of life…
Low Culture plays catchy garage punk that while not far removed from half of the band’s previous project, Shang-A-Lang, has a lot less emphasis on riffs and blown out recordings, and more emphasis on melody and crisp (while not necessarily “over-produced”) recordings. 4-songs, no download code but you can download it for pay what you will on any of the label’s Bandcamp sites. Split release with Dead Broke, Rad Girlfriend, and Drunken Sailor (UK).