Combining the jagged edges of stripped down/back-to-basics rock n’ roll with bombastic attitude and art-rock intelligentsia, using the prism of the past to look toward the potential brilliance of the future, RETOX’s album “YPLL” arrived via Epitaph Records in May 2013. A brand new video, “Congratulations You Are Good Enough,” is already live on Vice’s Music Channel, showcasing the band’s kinetic, challenging energy.
Subcultural iconoclast and artistic visionary Justin Pearson is known in critical circles, amongst contemporaries across a wide variety of genres and to fans of incisively incendiary artistic expression around the world as one of the guiding lights of the groundbreaking outfit THE LOCUST.
“YPLL” takes the ugly powder-keg promises of the band’s impressive debut and ratchets up the proceedings exponentially, quickly given all who fall under its spell ample evidence as to why friends and contemporaries who have played with Public Image Ltd., Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Man Is The Bastard, Swing Kids, and The VSS count themselves among the bands supporters and comrades.
Support is from beastin’ Italian duo ZEUS! and improv noise-badgers BILLY RAY OSIRIS