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Sick and Tired

by The Ar-Kaics

  • Factory Series Single, Limited Ed. 300

    The first release from Hi-Vo's "Factory Series" featuring the primitive sounds of The Ar-Kaics from Richmond, VA. "Sick and Tired" is a classic garage thumper that would be at home on Back From The Grave Vol. 10 or maybe even 11. The B-Side slows it down to a 13th Floor Elevators style psych-punk crawl just for good measure.

    This is a Hidden Volume Records "Factory Series" 45 RPM single. Black vinyl, limited edition of 300 copies. VINYL ONLY. Comes with a fancy Hi-Vo house sleeve designed by X10 and lovingly screened by Steady Print Co of Minneapolis.

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From Sound Stalker (UK)

"This release seems to be coming from a slightly different place than previous 7”s. It still has the same blistering 60’s sound but it’s more contained and filtered through darker times. They talk of love and love lost.

Throughout ‘Sick And Tired’ Johnny howls his feelings of being fed up and through. This track reminds me of ‘The Animals’ rendition of, the blues enigma, ‘House of the Rising Sun’. They’ve really nailed the 60’s feel and added their own garage and punk ingredients.

'Cut Me Down' tells a story of hurt. A moody tale fuelled by hope being harshly taken away. The intro is killer. You'll be in anticipation for the track to boil over. It keeps chugging until the realisation of heartbreak sets in.

The record looks great and Hidden Volume Records have really gone the extra mile by providing complimentary Ar-Kaics matchstick booklets. A nice touch.

Make sure you grab copy quick - 300 pressed."

Kick Out The Jams Blog (Spain)

"Primer artefacto sonico que cae en mis manos de esta banda de Richmond, banda que empezó como trío con Johnny, Kevin y Patty , guitarras y batería respectivamente. Fanáticos confesos de los volúmenes de arqueología punk editados por Tim Warren bajo el titulo de Back from the Grave. Su sonido es simple y crudo y la cara a de este single “Sick and Tired” es demoledora, con reminiscencias de uno de los mas celebrados temas de los Animals de Eric Burdon y y perfectamente atesorable junto al primer lp de los Gories. “Cut me down” en la cara b esta repleto de cavernosas guitarras y primerizos pasos por la psicodelia mas básica, portada de serie en el sello creado por Scott de los Hate Bombs con recomendables referencias que iremos desgranando en este blog. Mientras los Ar Kaics reciben parabienes de medio mundo que espera su primer lp para el sello Windian. Para más información hacerse con el número 9 del fanzine Bananas. (Oscarkotj-2014)"


released May 5, 2014




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