Posted in music on November 11, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Vertical Scratchers

Vertical Scratchers is the new project of John Schmersal (of '90s noise rockers Brainiac and founder of the tamer but still rockin' Enon) and Christian Beaulieu (of Triclops! and recent psychedelic supergroup Anywhere), and they've announced that they'll release their debut LP, Daughter of Everything, on February 25 via Merge (making them the second group of indie rock royalty to sign to Merge in the past month). The album's first single "These Plains" is a stripped down rocker that sounds like it could have fit in with the garage rock revival of the early '00s (they namedrop The Kinks as an influence). That track makes its premiere in this post.

Check it out, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below...

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Vertical Scratchers - "These Plains"

Vertical Scratchers

Tracklist:
1. Wait No Longer
2. Turn Me Out
3. Memory Shards
4. Pretend U Are Free
5. Way Out
6. Chambermaids
7. U Dug Us All
8. Kingdom Come
9. Someone
10. Run Around
11. These Plains
12. Get Along Like U
13. My Only Want
14. Rainbows
15. The End

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Comments (6)

it's too bad enon is not playing anymore, but this new project is promising.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:25 PM

this sounds great. very excited!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:51 PM

rubber cars!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 8:25 PM

the headline, the band is called Brainiac, not brainaic

Posted by yirgsig | January 31, 2014 2:04 PM

Best album of 2014.

Posted by Liliana | February 28, 2014 4:14 AM

YES! So great to see new music from John. Long time fan of Brainiac and Enon, and was delighted to see him playing with Caribou. Found this through the link in the AVClub interview with Laura, and it made my night!

Posted by Ammon | October 25, 2014 5:59 PM

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