Traffic Control by WARP
About the Artist:
San Francisco’s still doomed, and few residents can trace the fault-lines beneath with more familiarity than the members of WARP. With members’ musical origins in the Bay Area and beyond that include Mayyors, Flesh World, Residual Echoes, Mallard, Thee Oh Sees, Blank Square, Cruel Summer, and Straight Crimes (to name a few), the denizens of WARP manifest a sum total of decades spent seething in the once proud city by the bay; having helped shape the ‘San Francisco Sound’ of the new millennia, they are ready to tear it down. WARP recalls the nihilistic extravagance and rage of Flipper and No Trend with garage-y instrumental acumen a la Pissed Jeans and songwriting chops honed through hard fought years of jostling with techie slime, predatory landlords, the thuggish SFPD, and a mass exodus of friends, neighbors, and collaborators. In the midst of this hollowing out, WARP rose to fill the void and give voice to the defiant few who remained. (Taken from Warp's Bandcamp.)
"Punk rock saved my life but TRAFFIC CONTROL by SF's very own WARP made me quit my job, betray all my friends, lose my keys, lose my morals, join the circus, hack into Twitter or X or whatever, and cause $20 of property damage, which coincidentally is the cost of this album so it would really help me out if you bought a copy and also don't forget to check out Warp's brand new tape AUTOMATIC GRATUITY, available from Digital Regress!!" -Bookseller & music extraordinaire Max.