Pop Era Laundry
KID TESTED POP ERA LAUNDRY // 2009, Self-Release This Cleveland trio specialize in the sonic science of aggressive punk-rock. The band's auditory assaults are loud, fast and experimental. For seven years, Kid Tested have expanded the limits of their explosive sound, finally formulating their highly unstable debut album Pop Era Laundry in 2009. It's a 13-song set of volcanic, unchecked power. Songs like 'Oh Well' and 'Armageddon in a Shoebox' are disruptive post-punk rejects, weaned on razor-thin production, waves of noise and a furious fusion of melodies (from punk to grunge to sludge). It's buzz-saw garage-rock that slows down only to replace broken guitar strings, shotgun beers and blast out again, grinding sub-metallic riffs with high/low dynamics, not unlike the Stooges, Hüsker Dü or Nirvana. These three thrashers (bassist Domonnic Richardi, drummer Dan Garrity and singer-guitarist Shawn Mishak) will no doubt preview some new songs from their upcoming Lost on Purpose album. Live, it can only be categorized as amazing and terrible all at once. 'The atmosphere of our live set is like shitting, coming and sneezing at the same time and sometimes involves bunny ears, Mexican wrestling masks and/or a synthetic rooster,' says Mishak. - Gribbins/Scene Magazine Kid Tested has managed to produce a sound that is distinct, singular, and unquestionably their own, yet reminiscent of Nirvana's Bleach. Shawn Mishak and crew have avoided the ditch that many bands run into head on in which all of the songs sound the same...Instrumental tracks such as The Solution (To Not Sounding Like Led Zepplin) and Faster Bastard are shining examples of the musical talent propelling this album. Any fan of low-fi, intelligent punk surf rock will devour this album joyfully. - Little Orphan Annie/Pink Eye Magazine We have been playing in Cleveland for over 7 years and have been through several lineups. We have played at: Studio-A-Rama, Pats In the Flats, The Grog Shop, The Beachland Ballroom, Shitzstock, Duck Island Club, Now That's Class, The Green Room, The Matinee as well as many free space venues. We have performed with many acts such as Mission of Burma, The Shaky Hands, Nihla, Machine Go Boom, Megachurch, Coffinberry, The X Bolex, Self Destruct Button, Kill Shawn's Head (now Black River Baby-currently defunct),The Franchise, Ungdumskullen, Alen Madej and many more. We released our first album, 'Pop Era Laundry,' in 2009 and will have our second release, 'Lost on Purpose' out by 2010. Love your smiling faces! -Kid Tested.