"Strenuous attention, never avert your gaze. With a blink of the eye all could be replaced."
Faux Discx is proud to announce the debut release by Dutch quartet TV Wonder.
From putting on gigs, booking shows for, and housing touring acts, to releasing records and hosting legendary house show parties at Geertruida - the house where singer/guitarist Marijn Westerlaken lives, the members of TV Wonder are entrenched in the DIY underground of The Netherlands.
TV Wonder's debut EP 'Bird Sounds' introduces a shrewd brand of discordant guitar pop in the spirit of Goo-era Sonic Youth, taking in influences from the likes of Parquet Courts and Women along the way. The oxymoronic name befits this Amsterdam-based quartet's penchant for inverted musical shapes. Jagged guitar-lines slice and shimmer, occasionally bursting in to fuzz, all the while held down by sparse, shuffling grooves as ghostly vocal apparitions dart about.
In just two years, TV Wonder has built quite a live reputation performing with the likes of Protomartyr, White Fence and Cold Pumas. 'Bird Sounds' captures the early musings of a group dialling in and finding their sound, and serves as an exciting introduction to a band, as well as a proposition of what’s to come.
released March 30, 2015
TV Wonder is:
Marijn Westerlaken - vocals/guitars
Tibor Bijl - vocals/guitars
Stefan Stasko - bass
Teun Heijmans - skins
All songs written & performed by TV Wonder
Recorded by Arnold van de Velde
Mixed by Denis Wouters
Mastered by Melvin van Gent
Cover photo by Jessica Clark