Friday, July 27, 2012


Terminal Escape:

"There’s a new best band in San Francisco. I know I say that a lot, but I mean it every time. SYNTHETIC ID play jerky and genuine jams for fans of WIPERS, THE FALL, PERE UBU and OBSERVERS. “Throwaway” is among the greatest songs I’ve heard in years - this three song banger is angular and deliberate, and the guitars are brilliant. Speaking of guitars, they are handled by the most understated and prolific musicians I’ve ever come across, who is also a contributing member of FACE THE RAIL, ECOLI, YADOKAI, and HUNTING PARTY. - Terminal Escape" 

"San Francisco punk outfit Synthetic ID released their self-titled debut EP back in February on Cut The Cord That… Records, ripping through three tracks in six minutes flat with what is a beautiful cacophony of raw, frenetic guitars, fiercely pounded drums, and jerky yet oddly melodic vocals.

After cutting their original demo (via) last year, the band had it mastered by Daniel Husayn of Hajji Husayn Mastering in London (Husayn is also bassist for Portland-born punk act The Red Dons), and the result is stunning. Check out “Throwaway”, the record’s third track, a spasmodic reminder to stay humble."


SYNTHETIC ID: Self-titled: 7"
Synthetic ID sound like Greg Sage, D. Boone, and Colin Newman fabricating the house band for the International Space Station. Or better yet, spending three days in close quarters on an uncharted trek to the Sea of Tranquility. Anxious paranoia dripping from the walls. It's jerky, derailed, and draws heavily from early post-punk, but chugs along at a classic punk tempo, blasting out totally agitated lyrics the whole time. Space madness? Or just a need to escape the surface of this planet, even if it just be through the act of playing two minute punk jams? Either way, it's exciting and different. -Daryl (Satellite Visions, / Cut the Cord That…,

Synthetic Id - white walls 7"
"A vinyl release of this band's three-song demo tape, which lit up the messageboards thanks to the blogging of a certain local bearded tastemaker. Well deserved interest, since Synthetic Id are indeed one of the better local bands of recent times. Frenetic timing and guitar damage reminiscent of the Proletariat underscores a vocal delievery not dissimilar to the Observers but less operatic and more desperate. Definitely a winning combination and one to watch." Allan McNaughton Maximum Rocknroll April 2012

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