(INDIE) With their third album “Catch!”, Viennese Noise Poppers SEX JAMS have returned to the stage once more. Well, actually they were never gone. They just toured heavily on the back of their last album “Trouble, Honey” (released on Siluh and Noise Appeal in 2012), finally reaching American audiences as well. In 2014 they’ve released “Hits”, a Best-Of-Compilation on Brooklyn-based label Old Flame Records. After a four week tour along the East Coast the Jams had to shut the doors to the outside world again for three months to record “Catch!”. It is a return to the essentials of their work: raw, straight ahead into the chaos with a wild smile on their faces.

The plan was to make an album suited likewise for the stages and the record players of the world. “Catch!” was recorded live supervised by Ronny Dangl. Mixing was done by Wolfgang Möstl of Mile Me Deaf, while Patrick Pulsinger wrenched some of his mastering magic out of the board and compressors. The result is a record handmade for friends of guitar weirdness with pop appeal and a punk attitude. Screaming Females meet Kim Carnes at the bar, as PJ Harvey is listening to a Tom Tom Club song on her way to a Downtown Boys show. Probably listen for yourself. No questions asked. pic by burnbjoern.com

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