by Lardo

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John Bloor
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John Bloor Lardo are back! What a brilliant new album presenting their particular brand of noise rock. Can't wait for the vinyl. Favorite track: Hooked.
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EHilker Fantastic new album!!!!
Conan Neutron
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Conan Neutron I'm calling it right now, one of the best records of 2017. Lardo is back on the scene with a blitzkrieg of new tunes that will absolutely satisfy fans of Six Finger Satellite, Shellac, The Jesus Lizard & many other cornerstones of Noise Rock. The thing with Lardo is that they are actually adding something new to the mix. Bit Commander'd guitar and a contract killer's sense of purpose and economy. Angular, hooky, irritable earworms that have already infected your system. I'm sorry, it's terminal. Favorite track: Nothing.
ralf schaarschmidt
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ralf schaarschmidt just say -yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees great :-)
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‘Sinking’ is the second LP from the Chicago-based band. Beginning as a casual basement project somewhere between 2010-13 (the exact point of origin debatable), the band is more surprised than anyone to be releasing a follow up already. For one thing, they have been living 800 miles apart since the release of ‘Gunmetal Eyes’ in May of 2015. But the gnawing feeling of ending the band while personal and peer enthusiasm was high meant figuring out a way of staying productive regardless of distance: exchanging demos through email, infrequent marathon-style practices and yes, even a few video chat sessions.

This record features a more expansive set of songs, boasting gigantic room production courtesy of the 30’ ceilings in Chicago’s Electrical Audio studio B. Themes ranging from social equity to comedic nihilism, along with the further refinement of the synth guitar, put to rest any lingering trace of novelty. All of the lean, minimalist-to-bombast dynamics of the first album are still there, but exaggerated: from the glacial-paced chunks of Swimmer, the runaway train finale of World War, and many facets in between. The band’s playing has grown in confidence, despite having played less than ten shows in four years. The focus of Lardo has always been personal expression and sonic curiosity first, everything else a distant second (though interest is appreciated!)


released March 12, 2017

Recorded at Electrical Audio August 10-11, 2016 with Jon San Paolo and Taylor Hayles
Additional tracking by JSP at Burn the Furniture (Chicago) and remotely in Greensboro, NC

Mixed by Matt Engstrom November 2016

Mastered by Chris Goosman in Ann Arbor, MI

Graphic design by Andy Rench
Pen sketch by Nick Pyle
Original L logo by Joel Vejendla
Vinyl courtesy of David Davy @ Alliterative Accord.



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Lardo Chicago, Illinois

B. Penningtron - guitar
J. Duffy - drums
N. Minor - bass, vocals

lardotheband at gmail


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