SIGHTINGS - michigan haters LP, S.S. Records




“When Sightings second album not only crushed everything that they had done prior, but revealed the band to be sonic explorers of Magellanic proportions. Sightings’ overblown intensity was joined by abrasive twists and subtle unconventionality, a combination of sounds which one reviewer likened to ‘a storm of knives.’ Or something like listening to Terry Riley and Steve Reich through a Big Muff at 110 decibels. With Michigan Haters, Sightings started on what would become nearly a decade long reinvention of the rock & roll song. First through volume and now through invention, Sightings has given up a series of great albums: Absolutes, which clearly builds on what Michigan Haters created, Arrived in Gold, the coolly brilliant Through the Panama, and the fantastic City of Straw. Originally released on CD in 2002 by Psych-O-Path, didn’t get a proper vinyl release. So after years of Sightings and SS talking about doing a single, I finally said ‘Hey, Michigan Haters needs to be on vinyl. Let me do it!'”