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Jarcrew were a five-piece dance-punk band from Ammanford, Wales. Playing a bizarre mixture of electronica/house and prog-rock/punk/funk that baffled audiences up and down the UK, they became a cherished part of the UK underground. Their album Breakdance Euphoria Kids was released in 2002, and this new vinyl pressing celebrates the 20th anniversary of this fantastic record. Here's a note from the band: "A people’s history of Jarcrew Jarcrew hailed from Ammanford, Wales. They all liked music, so it made sense to play music together. The band made a dent during the early 2000s and played with everybody; Biffy Clyro, Mclusky, Alec Empire at the ICA, birthday parties, stag dos and random house parties in Iceland. They were bloody good live. Then Jarcrew made a record called Breakdance Euphoria Kids. The record was conceived at a weird cultural crossroads; raised on metal, skulls split apart by DC punk and Revelation records samplers, but with a desire to venture out and soak up everything and anything from Chicago post-rock, glitchy laptop electronics, black metal and old blues on a slow LimeWire connection. Intended as a loose concept album, like if Zen Arcade was playing alongside The Trip on Channel 4, the band wrote the material in bedrooms, church halls and rugby clubs in their hometown and proceeded to create a sound world for the songs using a PS2, a vast audio library of stuff taped off the TV and heavy breather telephone calls from factory worker crushes. It all eventually ended; religion, ganja, mental breakdowns and the cold, cold winters of five guys living in a house with no heating all took its toll. As 20 years has passed, with the odd reunion gig here and there, it still seems bizarre to the 15 JULY 2022 Jarcrew Breakdance Euphoria Kids Product info Label Big Scary Monsters Configuration 1 x 12" Vinyl Album Sales Date July 15, 2022 Order Due Date June 17, 2022 Genre Rock Subgenre Rock UK Price 12.99 UPC/EAN 5060853700965 Box Lot 15 Product Code BSM314V Explicit N Contact salesUK@theorchard.com The Orchard 9 Derry Street London W8 5HY United Kingdom As 20 years has passed, with the odd reunion gig here and there, it still seems bizarre to the band that a small number of people hold the record in any regard. Sometimes it felt like that was the only record Jarcrew were meant to make. The wonderful people at Big Scary Monsters have blessed the band with a vinyl reissue of Breakdance Euphoria Kids. We are forever grateful".
Released: July 2022 Cat: BSM314V Label: Big Scary Monsters
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