“The Milwaukee trio continues to mix glam, power pop, and old New York punk influences in such a way that doesn't sound like any other band out there.” – Faster And Louder
"Invoking everything from punk to glam rock, Indonesian Junk has a sound and feel within Milwaukee that is uniquely their own." - Breaking And Entering
“Boys and girls, it’s time to struggle back into your ripped Levis, get yourself a big ol’ wad of Bazooka gum and practice your pout. CBGBs is still open, right?” - Rockerzine
“They were clearly brought up on pop tarts, comic books, hand me down clothes and cheap instruments - all being the perfect tools to hone their craft of punk rock power pop.” – Uber Rock
The glam punk dirtbags in Indonesain Junk specialize in big ol, catchy powerpop hooks. Spiderbites is a brand new tuff n' catchy batch of instant classics. The three piece is frequently compared to the 1970s New York underground. And while they’ll gladly accept those charges, don’t you dare call them a nostalgia act! Indonesian Junk may be a little bit dangerous, but that's all part of what makes them so much fun.
Kicking off the album with the thunder crack drum whip into cranked up pick slide and pounding bass hook “Mean Christine” got the crispness, and punched out pop hooks of The Raspberries with a Joey Ramone vocal melody, gang vocals and riffed out guitar solo before breaking it down into a chord snap attack, with fist raising chorus chants into a titanic end Indonesian Junk have set the tone for one hell of a ride down their own Badstreet of USA.
Spiderbites is bursting at the seams of torn frayed skinny jeans with Glammed up anthems reaching for the sky in “City Lights”, snot punk sleaze rockers dripping from “Wild, Wild Party”, infectious power pop and bubble gum that’ll stick to your worn out chuck soles on “When I Find You”, and dirty sleaze with ooh, oohh, oohhs of middle America meeting the Bowery howling out “See The Light”.
Indonesian Junk, it's what's going around.
released September 27, 2019
Indonesian Junk is:
DANIEL JAMES: lead and backing vocals, guitar
JOHNNY CYANIDE: bass, backing vocals
MIKE MATTNER: drums, percussion, backing vocals
All songs written by Daniel James (c)(p) 2019 Last Night Alive Music (BMI)
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Studios. Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.
Tracks 6, 9, and 10 originally appeared on the EP Darkness Calling available on cassette from Lost Cat Records.
Artwork by Keith Rosson. Photography by Patrick Houdeck.
Special Thanks to Malibu Lou, Lisa Pollack, Shane Hochstetler, Jeff Varner, Ryan Fisher, Terry Hackbarth, Carol Mueller, Mazzy, Simon, Eliza, Shannon, Mason, Jade, Finley, Sleazegrinder, Kurt Baker, Twins, Safes, New Rocket Union, High Dive, Kyle Peterson, Nuclears, Greg Hanson, Pete Fisher, Timebom Tom, Adam Osigiliath, Joel Hill, Mama, Jollys, Jacob Smiff, DJ Warlock, Tom O'Connor, SKI House, Natural Velvet, Liar's Club, Jimmer and Katie, Tigernite, Miski Dee, Travis Ramin, Jon Weiner, The Stickarounds, Josh Goldman, Mean Christine and everybody at Slash Run, Ravagers, The Nervous Eaters, Kris Rodgers, Last Sons of Krypton, Jim Farrell, Gooch Palms, Nick Woods, Fret Rattles, Nato Coles, Mickey's Tavern, Sal from Electric Frankenstein, Milwaukee Record, Faster and Louder, Jersey Beat, Mi Toca Discos Dual, Maximum Volume, Under The Counter Tapes, Breaking and Entering, Fear and Loathing, RPM Online, Soul of a Clown, Uber Rock, Less Blog More Rock, Rock The Best Music, Veglam, Skranglefantene, Blurt Magazine, Erin, Andy, Von Munz, Buzz, and every single person at WMSE, everyone at the Factory, Real Punk Radio, Sal Serpentine Serio, KMUZ, WMFO, WOMR, KFAI, WSUM, WMBR, Bill Kelly, Joanie Lindstrom, Secret Weapon, Razor and Die, Blanch Fubar, One Kind Radio, Music Review Roullette, A Band of Gamers, Johnny PABS, Joe Evans III, Carl Saff, Marquette TV and Radio everyone that let us crash on their floors or their couches, gave us a bite to eat on the road, bought some merch from us, or came to the shows.
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