Some great strides have been made to map out the story of Laddio Blocko (mem. Dazzling Killmen, Panicsville, the Psychic Paramount, and Mars Volta), the short-lived, but much loved NY shredders that tore a hole in the collective consciousness from ’97-‘99 with mems of Dazzling Killmen, Panicsville, the Psychic Paramount, and Mars Volta on board. A few years back, No Quarter rounded up a live document of the band’s impact and now John Dwyer and Castle Face aim to get the recorded works bound and back on the shelf with a new 3xLP box set on the way in May. The band’s original output consisted of two albums and an EP released on their own imprint, Hungarian Records and all are included in this new set. For those that saw them live, they were often a revelation of sound, and that experience bonded them to Dwyer during their active years. Alongside the band’s discography the box set adds in a new track, the insistent, noise-gutted “Laddio’s Money,” which you can hear below.
Dwyer weighs in on the new track, “Laddio’s Money is another prime specimen of the grimy and pocked cement floor punk of New York’s Laddio Bolocko. Brewed onto the basement tapes this one throbs and circles as the iridescent neon hammer head that it is. Wicked drums, as always from Blake Fleming. Searing Guitar as we’ve come to expect from Drew St.Ivany. Broken & bloody tooth 4 string bass from Ben Armstring dragging the bottom of the ocean and bulldozing all the bodies. Triumph-in-horn-form via Marcus Degrazia’s lung powered engines. All cylinders are firing. Take my money, Laddio!” The massive new document of the band’s recordings arrives May 20th from Castle Face.
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