The Monroe Township Punk-Rock outfit, Blacktop Kids, was separated for a short while as front-man Max Giaccone was studying abroad in Spain and, from what SIMGE has been able to gather, the time apart was too unbearable…music needed to be created…and so it was via a new vehicle.
Said means of musical exploration and conception was aptly dubbed Scream Across The Atlantic and features the aforementioned Giaccone as well as the Blacktop Kid’s axe wielder, and backing vocalist, Steve Blish.
But Giaccone can explain it better:
“I’m currently studying in Spain,” wrote Giaccone when the music below was released on October 17th, “and we [he and Blish] wanted a way to continue make music while I was over here.”
“They’re all just demos,” he continued, “hopefully to be turned into real songs in our band. Basically Steve records the songs does some vocals and sends them to me, and I do vocals and we post them. It’s as simple as that.
“We know they don’t sound extremely well,” wrote Giaccone in closing, “but we’re having fun with it. As of now it is just Steve and I, but we plan to have a bunch of our friends come in and record songs and just make this a great time and a friendly collaboration project.”
It’s the way Acoustic guitar-led Punk tunes should sound…harsh and jagged. You may remember the previously reported upon “Gordon Bombay Was A Friend Of Mine,” since then, the pair has dropped two new tunes including a yet to be titled number and “Pure Ties, Cruel Tied,” all of which can be downloaded for free:
Blacktop Kids have announced that the band will be performing at Asbury Lanes on Wednesday night (October 26th) alongside Kid Nichols, The Reveling, and the headliner Banquets, a Jersey City-based band on its way out to FEST, thus, unless Giaccone will be performing via satellite, Blacktop Kids is back together, which could mean more shows and new tunes coming soon.
Doors for the show are at 8 p.m. with a cover of $8.