Slender Loris is just one of those bands.
You can’t help but notice and like them. Whether it’s for their style, their politics, (see songs such as ‘H.S.T’ and
‘Christ Was A Guerilla Fighter’ on this album alone), or even the guys themselves; who are friendly as all get out.
World Tour, their second album released the month of their World Tour, (check slenderloris.bandcamp.com or the bands Facebook page for details on where the band will be.), is a spectacular band. It shows the bands growth since Goreos, while maintaining the Slender Loris sounds and ideals.
Track 1: Clear Plastic Bags.
Opening with a quiet primal scream, the band begins to sing ‘get the fuck of this place.’ It’s instrumentation, all gritty guitars and rhythm section; with the lyrics, puts you in mind of a road-trip.
Track 2: New Deal.
A song that swings back and forth between dead quiet and messy, full-band greatness; New Deal speaks of someone who never takes the blame that they are owed.
Track 3: Roadtrip with Lars.
Speaking of trust, Roadtrip with Lars is a Slender Loris classic. Loud instruments, drastic changes in vocals, and proclamations through-out the song.
Track 4: Contrafact.
This track is one where I admit I might be getting something out of the song that the band didn’t intend. You see,
Contrafact mentions running, the sky, nightmares, dead air, and vegetation. To me, it’s a song about the environment
and the consequences of not caring for it. That’s just my take though.
Track 5: SCkillaP
A rallying cry that repeats ‘Fight! Fight!’, this is easily one of Slender Loris’s more Punk Rock tracks. There
are these perfect breakdowns near the end, and the whole song comes together nicely.
Track 6: John 5 Has Too Many Telecasters.
This track begins with a primal drumbeat and leads into this gritty instrumentation. I have to admit, on this
track, I had a hard time understanding the lyrics. But the music is stunning.
Track 7: Milo < Plato.
On Goreos, we got the song Milo eats Plato. On World Tour, the story is continued. ('Spill the blood.')
The backing music is just right, building and weaning when needed.
Track 8: H.S.T.
Taken from Goreos, 'H.S.T' is a political track; speaking of the tax and the consequences that came from
combining the GST and PST. The music is a solid, rumbling undertone; letting the lyrics speak.
Track 9: Pots and Pans.
While a glorious wall of noise plays in the background, 'Pots and Pans' speaks repeatedly of defending yourself.
Track 10: Chemtrails.
Voicing their opinion on the much debated chemical trails, this track is dare I say it; bouncy. Sure it is noisy,
but it has a bouncy spring in it's step.
Track 11: Plug.
With a noisy melody, 'Plug' advises 'Pick Your Side/ Choose Wisely.' With the doo-das in the background, this is
like a Punk lullaby.
Track 12: (not as hardcore as) Dismantle.
The name kind of tells you what to expect with this one. Slender Loris are comparing themselves to the now
disbanded Dismantle and saying they're not as hardcore. The music beats away in the background, again letting the
lyrics speak for themselves.
Track 13: Abcab.
A track that could easily be moshed to, Abcab is, (I think) someone who has had too much to drink. I say this
because the lyrics repeat 'Down boy' and 'Dry it out'.
Track 14: Explicit Version/ Illegal Fire Times.
Beginning strong, then breaking down and going strong again; Illegal Fire Times is another political track. It's
one of those songs that can easily be chanted along to.
Track 15: Rupert Murdoch Is A Sensitive Man.
A song about getting together and changing things, Rupert Murdoch Is A Sensitive Man is a blazing song that makes
you think. The instrumentation matches nicely, blasting furiously.
Track 16: Christ Was A Guerilla Fighter.
Another track that could easily be moshed to, Christ Was A Guerilla Fighter talks about everyone being piled up.
(And more. I just found it hard to catch some of the lyrics.)
Track 17: Futilitarians Must Be Bored.
The heaviest song on World Tour, Futilitarians Must Be Bored is more hardcore than anything. I had trouble with
the lyrics on this one too.
You can download this album for free at http://slenderloris.bandcamp.com/album/world-tour.
*Note: I want to thank Slender Loris. They thanked in their World Tour thank you's, and I am flattered.
Thanks Slender Loris for making such great music!