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Formed in 2005 from the ashes of the short-lived US noise rockers Wives, this Los Angeles, California-based duo comprises Randy Randall (guitar) and Dean Allen Spunt (drums/vocals). In March, they took the unusual (in a digital age) step of releasing five limited edition vinyl-only EPs on five different labels. Although there were traces of the punky thrash of Wives in tracks such as Boy Void and Everybodys Down, the duo also indicated a new-found willingness to experiment with mood and texture, notably on the Eno -styled instrumentals I Wanna Sleep and Escarpment. Highlights from the EPs were later compiled on the FatCat release Weirdo Rippers. Randall and Spunts full-length debut Nouns was released on Seattles hip independent label Sub Pop Records in summer 2008. While the album saw the duo delving further into ambient lo-fi, it was notable that only two of the tracks broke the three-minute...