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"It seems the Ramones made it through the Iron Curtain. Fresh from the Motherland comes Wavepool Abortion, the reverb-drenched duo with proto-punk on the brain. Tracks like “I Want to Die” and “Snuggle & Die” prove the high schoolers have at least made light of a name that lost nothing in translation. The lyrics of “Go Away” are indeed in English, though buried in upbeat fuzz, and a poppy guitar line pokes its way through the drum machine when it feels so inclined. Grab the very limited, 14-song cassette release on DC-based DZ TAPES."03 Go Away by dayvanzombear
"While we certainly can take a joke and have a laugh at our own duped expense; those pranksters are lucky we are such big fans of their strange, yet melodic whirlpool-spiral fuzz riffs that we decided to debut "Splish Splash" here from their upcoming album. The sound hinges on the shambles that pours heaps of distortion over pleasant and upbeat melodies and vocal deadpans."Impose Magazine
07 Splish Splash by dayvanzombear
"From Moscow with strange love comes Wavepool Abortion, a pop punk duo that consists of friends Pyotr Reznikov and Matvei Solovyov. Their self-titled debut comes our ways August 23 on DZ Tapes on both digital and cassette with bouncy hits like "I Want to Die," "Real Blood," "Snuggle and Die" and post-soviet angst kindly sung in English for us non-Russian-speaking listeners. Get your first taste with the pogo fuzz of "I Want to Die" that will contrarily instill a fondness for life on a visceral, newfound level of appreciation."
Wavepool Abortion (ЖЕРТВА АБОРТА) is a new and exciting proto-pop-punk band featuring Pyotr Reznikov (guitar/vocals) and Matvei Solovyov (guitar/vocals/drums), based in Moscow, Russia. While listeners will surely enjoy Wavepool Abortion's ear for classic pop melody, you may have to dig through some filth to get there. The reward is a half-hour blissful regression to punk's dirty roots--a joyride of almost-on vocal harmonies, guitar solos that swell in and out of feedback, sludgy drum machines, and enough tambourine to fill a cesspool.
"When I heard The Ramones and things, I was like, wow," says Solovyov, 17. "I take my guitar and Pyotr and we made this song so fast." Reznikov, also 17, attributes his interest in punk to popular Russian band Ногу свело! "We sing in English because we like the Beatles," Reznikov says. "Wavepool Abortion is the heaviest thing! It's like maybe The Ramones and The Beatles taking a big shit."
Wavepool Abortion has been making waves in their native city since their live debut last winter. As the leaders of a growing scene of like-minded teenagers, calling themselves "Искусство боли" (The Art of Pain), Wavepool Abortion are the most exciting thing from Russia since the space race. Matvei and Pyotr will finish high school first, but expect their U.S. live debut to follow. In the meantime, this first album of visceral dirt-pop will kick your ass to the gulags.
any folks who were interested in getting the compilation but were having trouble reserving their copy through the kickstarter can email me and we can figure out where to take things on an individual basis.
for the next step, i will be collecting the last few tracks and finalizing the mix. after this, i will send it off for production and get it up for digital distribution. you can get your updates here, but i will also be corresponding with backers via kickstarter throughout the entire process.
in celebration of the successful campaign, i've got a new set of previews for your listening pleasure, so stay tuned.
$1 = high quality mp3s (320/v0)$8 = 1 copy of the DYVNZMBR community compilation cassette for you, 1 copy for the artist collective for their kind donations, and high quality mp3s, USA ONLY$10 - 1 copy of the cassette for you, 1 copy for the artist collective, and high quality mp3s, CANADA and MEXICO$12 - 1 copy of the cassette for you, 1 copy for the artist collective, 1 DZ TAPES button, 1 DZ TAPES vinyl stick, and high quality mp3s, WORLD$16 - all of the above, plus a 100x100 pixel space reserved for an image of your choice on the upcoming digital image quilt on dayvanzombear.com