Stop! Handgrenade In The Name Of Crib Death 'nderstand?
This is the first full-length release by Sudden Weather Change, a five-piece rock band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Their sound has been likened to bands like Sonic Youth, Pavement, Polvo and countless other '90s alt-rock bands from the U.S., but they also sound very much in the vein of current European darlings, Phoenix, but with more complex arrangements, tons of moody scrawl, and a singer with a wail that at time recalls Fugazi's Ian Mackaye. Stop! Handgrenade... contains 13 juicy, guitar-heavy songs. The band has been together for 3 years, and released a home-made EP in late 2007 by themselves, which sold out after a short, but successful tour in France. The Icelandic music press have hailed their crazy, loud and astounding live shows, with Morgunblaðið (Iceland's oldest and most respected newspaper) naming them the most promising band of 2009. Stop! Handgrenade... has received good reviews since its release and the album's first single, "St. Peters Day," has been getting excellent airplay in Iceland.