Crave for Gone
Bullets&Bubblegum, a trio from Portland, Oregon, are intent on infesting the Northwest with their brand of indie rock as what they term 'Post-Peak' music [an optimistic reference to life, invention and creativity in a post peak oil production world]. One fan has dubbed the Bullets&Bubblegum sound as 'mandatory sonic provisions', while another declares it to be 'punk rock for the new millennium'. Bullets&Bubblegum deliver an unusual musical montage colored with accents of underground pop and post-punk psychedelia. Citing such varied influences as Wire, New Order, The Fall, Bauhaus, The Clash, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Interpol, Brian Eno, Cocteau Twins, Meat Puppets and Hüsker Dü, they seek to perpetuate the themes of genuine experimental optimism and melodramatic individualism to construct intemperate and unremitting, sonorous bliss. To date, Bullets&Bubblegum offer the following releases on indie Whatta Blast Records: Bullets&Bubblegum: Bullets&Bubblegum 1999 LPCD [Whatta Blast Records WBR008]: 11 tracks Bullets&Bubblegum: Ecclesiophobia 2003 EPCD [Whatta Blast Records WBR021]: 6 tracks Bullets&Bubblegum: Crave For Gone 2005 EPCD [Whatta Blast Records WBR022]: 3 tracks Their most recent release, Crave For Gone, clearly demonstrates the collaborative yield and future direction of the band since becoming a trio in 2004. The EP format allows Bullets&Bubblegum to funnel it's creativity into swift, focused bursts, permitting the band to pursue it's penchant for reinventing itself. Their initial four song demo received the prestigious honor of being highlighted in the number one slot in the top ten of the Seattle Rocket's 1999 Demo-Listen Derby, and, the 2000 New Vibe Contest placed Bullets&Bubblegum among it's top ten picks out of 706 bands. Bullets&Bubblegum have been a Portland-based (OR) band since July of 2002, having started the project as a duo (between Victor and Kimberly) in Eugene (OR) in 1999. The band is now committed to developing itself predominantly as a recording project, finding true fulfillment in it's studio productions. Bullets&Bubblegum plan to make Portland (OR) their base of operation for years to come.