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Artist: RATHAUS
Title: Rathaus Rathaus Rathaus
Format: 12
Label: A Wicked Company
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“A Wicked Company - having previously seated five seditious acts of combustible menace at our table from 2013-2015 - was just about to disappear into another 19 year breather (cf. our carbonic precursing at Vertical Records), lay back and bear witness to the kind of hell we wrought. That was THE PLAN (not to mention, our credit card was maxed). No sooner did we commit to this plan of senescence than did it unravel in our face. A PATH trip back from Hoboken one summer night in 2014 resulted in a chance meeting with an agent provocateur of the Rathaus clan, ECMO The Rat, who slipped us the bands first cassingle, the cover garishly inked in vomity reds and purples. Four or five consecutive listens to the shrill incandescence of FSK/ECD (aka ✰Rathaus✰), however, and we were convinced: THE RAT WAVE IS UPON US. Rathaus followed with a second ugly spool of basement stabs in early 2015 (✰Rathaus Rathaus✰) and then somehow roped local bon vivant Jordan Lovelace (Tournament/Pampers/ occasional Foster Care drummer) into producing five new abdabs of charred alert in the summer of 2015, which we now thankfully hold in our hands as ✰Rathaus Rathaus Rathaus✰. RATHAUS: there are three. The previously mentioned ECMO is the unmistakable ringleader, the chill shrill, as has been opined. Wrapping herself in the guitar barb of the first Teenage Jesus & The Jerks 7”, she conjures an unanticipated swell of treble. Lurking in the shadows of her own Brainplan Records since the late 00s under various home recorded guises (Car Phyte. Dr. Evilletown. Hatecha. Circle Moons…), ECMO owns a four track heritage as wonky and innovative as any messthetic from decades previous. (ECMO also dances and plays real instruments, like, professionally!) David Rat seems tove been tethered to ECMO since high school, but those are not tales for AWC to tell. Whats more to the point is how hes evolved from a dumb thwacker of the bass instrument to a sleeveless Lemmy of stewed moonbeams- pupils pinned to the back of his skull, neck throbbing and more density with each passing song. Thereve been times during Rathaus sets when David crashes through the ceiling like a super fuzz big muff beanstalk. Jesus. Anchoring these malcontents is Peter Rat and his barely-there kit (snare, tom, cymbal). Gnashing within a monochromatic palette of american primitive percussion, Peter thrusts the two stander uppers into a zone of malfeasance and together, they hurt. It may sound like just noise to your pappy, but he is, after all, a dolt. What we have here is nothing less than a trip into the UPPER REGISTERS OF A RAT ROCK FUTURE, one we could not have known existed had we planned it.” - A Wicked Company.

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