Los Angeles quintet Sumack calls their music junk rock, meaning a sound collected from discarded shards of hip-hop, alternative rock, folk, new wave, and electronica. This sounds much more salable than "shameless Beck rip-offs," pungent though the latter description might be. The group's 1999 debut, LP1: This Is Junk Rock, is a fine record, but every song is so reminiscent of Mellow Gold/Odelay-era Beck that Mr. Hansen should get royalties. About a third of this album appeared in remixed form on Sumack's major-label debut, 2000's Now Hear This.
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Buttery Hotcakes (CD, Album, Pri). Sunset & Main Records. LP1:This Is Junk Rock (CD, Album). Now Hear This (HDCD, Album).
Album LP1:This Is Junk Rock. Boy leave his homeland Come to the dreamland One-six-m-m . On the Set" Track Info. Release Date January 1, 1999. LP1:This Is Junk Rock Sumack. On the Set. Shoegazer. From the singer’s perspective, this is perceived as an act of playing hard to get rather than the result of genuine disinterest or fear of socialization.
Their first album, LP1: This Is Junk Rock, came out on the local indie Tainted Records in 1999. It was enough to get them signed to V2 Records, which released Now Hear This in March 2000. About one-third of LP1: This Is Junk Rock appears on Now Hear This in slightly remixed form.
LP1:This Is Junk Rock. Down on the Floor EP. Stewart Mason, Rovi.