MP3 Firetrucs - Space Loaf LP
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15 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 90's Rock, ROCK: Emo
Enhanced CD format features video for "Motorcar" (from Hovercraft LP - 2002) directed by Darren Roark.
ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD BABY: FIRETRUCS' "HOVERCRAFT LP" (2002)
"At times, they rock as hard as Nirvana, are as addictive as the Foo Fighters and as clever as Rivers Cuomo."
-St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch
"Firetrucs is my favorite new band. Expect to be floored."
-Louise Post, Veruca Salt
"It's hard to find a genuinely rocking rock band these days. That's why the Minneapolis-based rock group Firetrucs is a breath of fresh air."
"Firetrucs offer up a needle filled with addictive post-grunge rock that is ladled with indie inflections and loud pop melodies."
"Great vocals and fire-in-the-belly musicianship make this group one of the best local grooves today."
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Firetrucs come out of nowhere and pull catchy pop song after catchy pop song out of their bag of tricks."
"The songs bash and pop from your speakers, leave you singing along and wondering why this isn't on the radio."
Space Loaf LP review:
"Given the sorry-ass state of radio and the music industry in general, I've been turning elsewhere for my fix of new music. While surfing a 10-foot swell of independent music recently on local internet radio station https://www.tradebit.com, I have discovered a plethora of unsigned talent that could easily fill a dozen music columns. One band that I've been juiced about lately is local three-piece Firetrucs, who have a sludgy, Nirvana-esque flavor that veers from stoner-rock pyschadelia to straight-up pop rawk and back again.
They exhibit a strong command of dynamics as well as a fearless approach to atypical song structures, and come across as serious, yet playful, as indicated in my favorite lyrical couplet, "I smoke pot 'cuz my parents say I can't / And onstage I'm as shirtless as Robert Plant." I purchased their CD release from last year, called "Space Loaf LP," after hearing the album's highlight song, "Surfaces" on Radio Juno Beach.
The track is a giddy, balls-out rocker with a super-high groove ratio propelled by Brian Gruidl's melodic, chordal bass riff, the high-octane dynamics of Shane Speltz' excitable drumming, where his make-eating grin is apparent all over the track, and is punctuated by defiant squalls of feedback from Tony Parks' guitar as he pledges his devotion to a chick who happens to be a "freak of nature." Firetrucs has a brand new release out called "Hovercraft," of which the title track spanks 110 of my ass. I haven't purchased said disc yet, but am certainly hoping they've peppered this one with a few more of the ball-bustin' barnburners in the vein of the aforementioned duo. I'm also eager to catch their live show as I have a strong suspicion that intensity would reign supreme. The very next time I see a Firetrucs gig advertised, I will attend that gig and get combustible with this incendiary trio who will no doubt be igniting, rather than extinguishing, the blaze. Who's with me?
-Nikolas Allen, "Up" Magazine, October, 2002
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