And my new favorite band is... Peter Kernel. I shit you not.


Major props to my pal Ralf Schaarschmidt for having taken the time to pass their material along to me. The Swiss Canadian trio have been flying off radar since 2005. A few self released recordings followed by a partnership with the stellar Africantape label. This is minimalist post-punk at the core. They deviate every so often into areas that might be tagged as pop and fuzz. Turns out that "He's A Heartattack", the opening track to 2008's How To Perform A Funeral, is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. Consider this to be part one of a series of pieces on this newly discovered gem.   

Written by Matt Lebens — January 29, 2015