Cobra Man / Toxic Planet
Album: Toxic Planet   Collection:General
Artist:Cobra Man   Added:Jun 2019
Label:Goner Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-06-28 Pull Date: 2019-08-30
Week Ending: Sep 1 Aug 25 Jul 28 Jul 7
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 27, 2019: Tree Talk
Toxic Planet, Welcome To Earth
4. Jul 26, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler
Everybody Party Tonight
2. Aug 24, 2019: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Bad Feeling
5. Jul 05, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler
Everybody Party Tonight
3. Aug 24, 2019: Music Casserole
We Got It Goin On

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-07-01
Disco/synthpop duo from LA, originally formed to soundtrack skate videos for The Worble Skate Collective (google: Manramp). Later contributed to the soundtrack for Thrasher Magazine’s King of the Road. Equally influenced by 80’s synthpop (The Human League, Soft Cell) italo disco (Ryan Paris, Fancy), and mid-2000’s blogosphere nu-disco (Justice, Walter Meego, Cloetta Paris). All tracks are fun, a bit lo-fi, and a little (s)punkish. Nothing too tryhard sleek and overproduced here. All in all a great release. For fans of Glass Candy, Chromatics, DEVO, John Maus, and a less “Brooks Brothers” version of Cut Copy. FCC on 2. Try: 4, 3, 8

(1.) (1:02) Short synth intro (2.) (2:24)(FCC: fuck) DEVO-esque chanting over slick too-cool-for-school disco (*3.) (4:20) Deep rumbling Moog synthesizer intro, sci-fi interstellar vibes. Epic buildup with crashing 80’s hairmetal guitars and alternating passionate male and female vox (*4.) (3:46) Nostalgia-soaked synthpop disco with an infectious deep groove. Dance party in Outer-A! (5.) (1:34) Marching beat, surfy guitar instrumental (6.)(3:29) Kraftwerk meets Quincy Jones and they try to make a Talking Heads song (7.) (2:35) Chipper glittery synth instrumental (*8). (4:06) Lo-fi synth disco. Glorious cascades of sunny keyboard. Well-placed guitar plucking. John Maus undoes the second and third buttons on his shirt and finally lets loose… (9.) (4:51) Gently undulating 80’s synth rock, would fit perfectly on an 8-track (10.) (2:43) Strummy indie folk outro with lush crooned vocals and tambourine

Track Listing
1. Welcome To Earth   6. Chain Reaction
2. Toxic Planet   7. Speaking In Toungues
3. Bad Feeling   8. Living In Hell
4. Everybody Party Tonight   9. We Got It Goin On
5. Devil Dog   10. Rogue