LATEST RELEASE
.020
DISPLACEMENT



DESCRIPTION

The Phantom Limbs from Oakland, California have subjected West Coast punk, goth, metal, and indie audiences alike to their psychosis with equal appreciation since the late 90's. Eerie grinding keyboards, sporadic guitar interjections, thundering drums, a driving bass, grotesque lyricism and shrieking detached vocals coalesce into a severed, disjointed tribute to isolation. Displacement is an album that achieves both tranquility
and vivid ferocity with equal ardor. Conjuring images of early 1940's horror cinema and roadside circus magicians, their music is a swirling amalgamation of old school punk, deathrock, and no wave mixed with the theatre songs of Kurt Weil, or Gilbert and Sullivan gone terribly wrong.

Pleasing punk, new wave, hardcore and deathrock audiences allover Europe and the US, their live shows have become stuff of legend with singer Hopeless invariably naked or covered in substances of various origin, sometimes going so far as to handcuff himself to unsuspecting fans. Like a carnival sideshow, The Phantom Limbs thrive equally on the
awe and anxiety of the crowd.
 

DISCOGRAPHY
.020 DISPLACEMENT; CD_2003
.016 MONO BRUTAL.; 7" + COMIC BOOK _2002


PHANTOM LIMBS // DISPLACEMENT // CD 2003; SOL .020




AUDIO
castanets cookie


// PRESS INFO
pressinfo.pdf


// HOMEPAGE
thephantomlimbs.com







 
TRACKLIST

1 active verbs
2 castanets cookie
3 wrenches and spoons
4 romance
5 from a distance
6 patience
7 ear to the ground
8 turtle doves.
go


distributed in germany through PIAS/roughtrade




PHANTOM LIMBS // MONO BRUTAL // 7 INCH + BOOK; SOL .016

Oaklands supreme horror- punk- new wave-circus with their first European release on Trans Solar. The eerie, grinding keyboards
and frantic, desperate vocals makes it sound like a cross between the
World Inferno and The Germs, The Screamers and early Hot Hot Heat.




 
NOTES

This record features 3 songs from their previous sold-out 7"es and the exclusive cover of the synth-punk/no wave classic „122 minutes".

Plus 40pages of finest Comic artwork.



TRACKLIST

1 hot knives and hornets
2 shut up old man
3 shake a baby
4 122 hours of fear


distributed in germany through PIAS/roughtrade