Romero, Take the Potion: Stomp and Run

Posted in Reviews on March 22nd, 2013 by JJ Koczan

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What surprises is the level of cohesiveness the three-piece harness throughout the songs, working in a variety of structures and with a swath of influences beyond those noted above, so that the oncoming rush of opener “Compliments and Cocktails” gives way to a catchy stoner verse and chorus before opening to a midsection of tom-heavy beefy hardcore shouts, like all of a sudden Pro-Pain showed up at the studio as Romero were 2:57 seconds into the 6:22 track and decided to take over. Maybe that’s a stretch, but it’s to the band’s credit – the rhythm section of bassist Steve Stanczyk and drummer/vocalist Benjamin Brooks alongside Mundt — that they’re able to transition so smoothly back into the more melodic verse and chorus. “Compliments and Cocktails” is a solid beginning in that it sets up the listener to never quite know what turn Romero might make within a song – after conveying monotony in the opener’s chorus without actually becoming monotonous, they even throw in a little organ near the end – and the rest of Take the Potion doesn’t fail to catch off guard, whether it’s the creeping initial build of second track “Couch Lock” or the stomp that shows up later in the yelling stretch of “Wheeling Deervish” on side B. Throughout, Romero, who recorded and mixed over the course of last year in cooperation with Mark Whitcomb (Phillip Cope of Kylesa mastered), distinguish their methods and showcase a powerful approach that sounds natural even as it melds genre elements often thought of as being at odds.

Primarily, this shit is heavy, and heaviness seems to be its main concern. That is, I don’t imagine Romero sat around in smoking jackets and plotted out second by second how they were going to tie different pieces of heavy rock together to create their own sound from them. More likely they just focused on writing good songs, which however impressive the other achievement might be is at the root of what makes it so. “Couch Lock,” re-recorded and cleaner-sounding than it was on the single, starts slow and arrives at a massive lumber signaled by Brooks’ drums, the plod soon topped with layers of shouting from the drummer and Mundt. Just when it seems they’ve exhausted the part, about two minutes later, they pick up the pace and shift into a faster, driving groove no less heavy but rife with energy and inviting swagger, riding the part out until the final hits recall the stomp from whence they emerged. Two tracks in, and already Romero’s Take the Potion has convinced me to do just that – I’m on board to follow them wherever they might go – and the psychedelic opening of “One Means Four,” some chime added for percussive ethereality, proves easy enough to follow. Stanczyk’s bassline holds the intro together, so that when the track kicks into the shouting verse and cleaner chorus, it makes an eerie kind of sense, gang shouts coming on near the midpoint to foreshadow a surprising rush in what turns out to be a deceptively linear build, breaking here, swarming there, never quite fully playing its hand until the last minute, when it brings back those shouts for another go. By the time you’ve caught up to it, Romero have moved onto the shorter (4:00, the shortest on the album) title-track, a centerpiece that casts off the long-intro ethic of “Couch Lock” and “One Means Four” in favor of immediate pummel with its verse riff. Brooks works a groove out on his ride while the trio crafts momentum out of what’s otherwise a familiar stoner progression, mounting effective stops in the chorus, Mundt’s guitar leading one riff cycle into the next. A solo after the chorus leads to a quieter break, still in motion and bouncing in Stanczyk’s bass, but topped with quick spoken word that leads to crashes that to my ears are enough to justify the Akimbo comparison above. That burst of energy transitions smoothly into the early shuffle of “Distraction Tree,” marking the movement into a second half of Take the Potion no less seamless than the first.

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Romero Gig to be Live Streamed on Jan. 18; Kickstarter for New Album Vinyl Release Going on Now

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 9th, 2013 by JJ Koczan

The future kinda sucks. You know it and I know it. We were promised hoverboards, Martian colonies, kickass robots, Freejack and a bunch of other stuff, and all we’ve got is an even shittier version of iTunes than the last one. Thanks for nothing, existence.

One good thing to come out of, oh, the last 30 years of human development has been live streaming shows, and Wisconsin-based riff slingers Romero will take advantage of that technology for upcoming Jan. 18 gig on Red Dragon TV. The band (On the Radar’ed here) are about to release their debut full-length, Take the Potion digitally on Jan. 29 through Grindcore Karaoke and have launched a Kickstarter to help fund a vinyl release. More on that here.

Details follow:

ROMERO “Take The Potion” LP will be released on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

The entire album will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD through GRINDCOREKARAOKE.COM.  The band is also releasing a LIMITED EDITION of 100 CD’s in deluxe packaging and has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the vinyl release.  The Kickstarter page and more information on the release can be found here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/romeroisloud/romero-releases-take-the-potion-full-length-album

ROMERO Live Performance & Webcast!
January 18, 2013 @ 7pm (US Central standard time)
The band will be playing songs from the “Take The Potion” LP and doing a short interview for the cameras of Red Dragon TV in Madison, WI.  The show will be broadcast LIVE on the net through the Red Dragon TV website, Ustream & BlogTV, simultaneously. Our friends and supporters from all over the world will finally be able to see & hear ROMERO play live and will have the opportunity to chat with us  on-the-air.  Get more information from http://reddragontv.tv/ or stay tuned to our FACEBOOK page for updates.

LIVE on Inna Godda Davida!
w/ Studio Audience & live broadcast on the net!

THE SHOW WILL BE BROADCAST WORLDWIDE! SIMULTANEOUSLY ON:
http://reddragontv.tv/
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/reddragontv
http://reddragontv.tv/blogtv/

There is room for approximately 20-30 guests in studio!

ALL AGES WELCOME
No alcohol on premises, please. (VFW bar is next door. Behave!)

More info @ http://reddragontv.tv/

Show Details
7:00-7:20 Host Greeting and Introduction. Performance
7:20-7:25 – Short Break, station id etc
7:25-7:35 Interview
7:35-7:37 Short Break, Station Id etc
7:37-8:00 Performance.

There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for all guests. These funds go to the Red Dragon TV Cultural Center.

ROMERO Tour in March?
Maybe.  More details sooner than later.

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On the Radar Update: Romero Have a New Single and Tour Dates

Posted in On the Radar on March 2nd, 2011 by JJ Koczan

This past December, a mere two days after Xmas, I did an On the Radar post on Wisconsin trio Romero, who feature in their ranks former Naked Aggression drummer Jeffrey Mundt. Here we are not even three months later and Mundt checks in to report the band has a new single out and are taking to the road to support it. Good news, as far as I’m concerned, at least for the towns they’re hitting. If you’re in one of them, take note of the Orange-amplified goodness:

Romero’s “Solitaire” single released online by J. Randall from Agoraphobic Nosebleed‘s new label Grindcore Karaoke (website here)! Available for free download in multiple formats.

Romero on tour:
03/11 Winona, MN Canswer Haus
03/12 Fargo, ND Red Raven Espresso Bar
03/13 Rapid City, SD Skullets
03/14 Great Falls, MT 406 Club
03/16 Seattle, WA The Funhouse
03/17 Portland, OR Plan B
03/18 Portland, OR The Know
03/19 Boise, ID The Shredder
03/20 Salt Lake City, UT Bar Deluxe
03/21 Denver, CO Rockaway Tavern
03/23 Kansas City, MO Harling’s Upstairs Bar & Grill
03/25 Milwaukee, WI Ground Zero
03/26 Green Bay, WI The Crunchy Frog

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