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Pure Fire! Belfast based, four piece ass kickers - possessors of Jonny Black (aka 'that guy from LaFaro'). Polar opposite to the delicate poise of the influential jazz bassist Scott LaFaro from which this Belfast quartet takes their name, LaFaro are a wrecking ball of a band. Their rhythmic post-hardcore is designed to pulverize dance floors and leave no bottle of beer undrunk - this is music distilled to its fundamental elements – 'We hark back to time when rock music was still fun' states lead rabble-rouser Johnny Black ominously. Recalling The Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Helmet (with whom the band have toured Europe) and NI heroes Therapy? LaFaro have character, chops and emotion oozing through every seedy riff 'I love...

Discography

  • LaFaro - Easy Meat

    LaFaro
    Easy Meat

    Tracklisting

    Full Tilt
    Langer
    Sucking Diesel
    Wingers & Chips
    Scully
    Boke
    Yes!
    Have A Word With Yourself
    Easy Meat
    Easy Peasy Meat
    Settle Petal
    Pat-A-Cake
    Off The Chart
    Hum Strum
    Slide On
    Christmas
    Meat Wagon
    Maudlin
    Bonus Track Atlantic

    Description

    Wall to wall, hardcore riffage; jostles intensely with the trenchant pen of chief songwriter and vocalist Johnny Black on the follow up to the band's warmly received eponymous debut record. Backed by one the greatest rhythm sections in the Irish hardcore scene - Black's songs scathe, expose life and love's injustices in sharp blasts of rhythmic noise. Ambitious in scope and scale, this record finds the band plundering their debt to metal, thrash and hardcore, whilst retaining their trademarked lyrical and melodic sensibilities.


    Catalog

    STA088

    Release Date

    03 Oct 2011
  • LaFaro - Easy Meat (Single)

    LaFaro
    Easy Meat (Single)

    Tracklisting

    Easy Meat
    Wee Buns
    Wee Buns (Radio Edit)

    Description

    'Easy Meat' the title track taken from LaFaro's second album signals a departure in both musical and thematic territory. Recalling early Morphine, Ministry and NIN the stoner-swagger of the first album has been supplanted by droning riffology and bluesy nuance. Similarly, Johnny Black's lyrics have zoomed into examine other people's lives in even creepier and more exacting detail; as his songwriting matures so too does his ability to single out life's undesirables and our innermost, darkest thoughts.

    At 2'17" the track transforms into what fans love LaFaro for, a killer breakdown with outrageously exuberant John Stainer influenced drum-fills, from this point out the track is a master-class into how to bring it to the front three rows. Even those sitting comfortably at home with earbuds and tea will want to take their tops off and shake a fist at someone.

    Crushingly recorded by the band's now regular producer (a Bangor man simply known as 'Marty') this new set of songs have all the urgency and precision of LaFaro live.

    In keeping with the album's theme of using Northern Irish colloquialism-as song title LaFaro's B-side to this single is entitled 'Wee Buns' and is well worth the purchase price alone.


    Catalog

    STA085

    Release Date

    06 Jun 2011
  • LaFaro - LaFaro

    LaFaro
    LaFaro

    Tracklisting

    Tuppenny Nudger
    Chopper Is A Fucking Tout
    Mr Heskey
    Girl Is A Drummer
    Leningrad
    Not A Song
    The Ballad Of Burnt Dave
    Great Conversations Remembered No.36 Jeff Hinton
    Cold Dog Soup
    Party Hardy Marty

    Description

    We're a record label - we deal in superlatives - but trust me STA brother/sister - LaFaro have delivered a recording so head-snappingly good this will become your staple listening with the Friday night carry out and your essential disc with the Monday morning grind into work.

    LaFaro ... the people's band - this record is monumental.


    Catalog

    STA070

    Release Date

    10 May 2010
  • LaFaro - Meat Wagon

    LaFaro
    Meat Wagon

    Tracklisting

    Meat Wagon
    All Of These Things

    Description

    Soundtracking a pit battle near you this summer - LaFaro return with a thunderous follow up to first single 'Easy Meat'. Backed with new recording of an older song 'All Of These Things' - this ltd. edition package will please fans new and old in equal measure.

    Black vinyl, full colour matt sleeve - 500 copies - that's your lot! Go get'em tigers...


    Catalog

    STA087

    Release Date

    12 Sep 2011
  • LaFaro - The Ballad Of Burnt Dave

    LaFaro
    The Ballad Of Burnt Dave (Single)

    Tracklisting

    The Ballad Of Burnt Dave
    Climate

    Catalog

    STA064

    Release Date

    28 Jun 2010
  • LaFaro - Tuppenny Nudger

    LaFaro
    Tuppenny Nudger (Single)

    Tracklisting

    Tuppenny Nudger
    Tame Pixies

    Catalog

    STA066

    Release Date

    03 May 2010

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