Pohgoh – Secret Club (Tape)

Label:
Thirty Something Records
Art.Nr.:
0555059
Kat.Nr.:
THIRTY 001

Released:
01.03.2019
First Date:
2018
Cover:
Picture
Format:
TAPE
Pressung:
DE - Original
Zustand:
Neu
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Cover:
Genre:
Tapes + Rock / Indie + Tapes & CDs + Classic Rock + UVP
Stichworte:
the promise ring / texas is the rising, burning airlines, braid
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Limited Edition of 150 Copies on Cassette / Tape.

Ultra-catchy indie-rock from one of Florida's essential underground acts.

Twenty-one years is a long time between albums.

Since calling it quits in 1997, Tampa, FL's Pohgoh has been known to break out the guitars for the occasional one-off reunion over the years. The last one reignited a missing passion and desire to write and perform music together. Susie Ulrey (vocals, guitar), Matt Slate (guitar), Keith Ulrey (drums) and new bassist Brian Roberts (Hankshaw, Murder Suicide Pact) spent the last couple of years hunkered down in their practice space revisiting the old material while hashing out fresh ideas.

In August 2017 the band made their way to Baltimore, MD's Magpie Cage Recording Studio to record their sophomore full-length with engineer/producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). The result is Secret Club, Pohgoh's first full-length since 1997's posthumous In Memory Of Bab, consisting of songs dealing with life as a band after almost 20 years apart and Susie's 15+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Diagnosed in 2001, Susie's lyrics touch on the hardships and struggles of living with the disease including, but not limited to, a constant worry of being a burden to others (“Business Mode”), years of chemical and drug therapies (“Super Secret Club”) and a simple nightly fight pleading with her own legs to remain still (“Who's The You”). The album does have its 'light in the darkness' moments, too, with songs about the direction of the reunited band (“Try Harder”) and the sheer power of positive thinking (“Bunch”), of which she declares “I lose battles, but I win wars.” All of this set to a backdrop of crunchy Superchunk-y guitars, even as they visit the more downtempo moments of reflection throughout the 11 tracks.

With a rich history within the 90's DIY/indie/emo scene, Pohgoh was in a small league of female-fronted bands of the era alongside peers like Rainer Maria, Dahlia Seed & Jejune. The band's previous catalog includes several singles, a split 7" with Braid, the closing track on the Emo Diaries, Vol. 1 and the aforementioned full-length.

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TitelFeaturingProducingLänge
A1. Business ModeSusie Ulrey
A2. With A SmileSusie Ulrey
A3. Try HarderSusie Ulrey
A4. RepriseSusie Ulrey
A5. Super Secret ClubSusie Ulrey
B1. Blood Of The SunSusie Ulrey
B2. BunchSusie Ulrey
B3. DiggingSusie Ulrey
B4. Who's The YouSusie Ulrey
B5. Unfortunate FaceSusie Ulrey
B6. EasterbergSusie Ulrey
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