Christmas, a time for feasting. Stuffing turkey, mince pies, sherry and those horrible liquor chocolates that you wouldn’t so much as look at for the rest of the year down your throat until you pop the buttons on your novelty festive cardigan. Then come the familiar new year sweats as you realise what a horrendous mess you’ve made of yourself and vow to set things straight.
West Midlands know your pain, and for today’s advent calendar window they’ve provided the perfect soundtrack to your annual January pilgrimage to the gym. ‘Shit Business at The L.A. Fitness’ is a fist pumping rock anthem to set your Rocky-style training montage to.
It comes from the band’s forthcoming album The Complete History of Popular Music 1984-2038. In the words of frontman Andrew Wolfman (also of the excellent Wolfmania podcast), the album is “a supernatural indie rock concept record about a rapidly decaying musician, dropped by his label, forgotten by fans and forced to return to his childhood home in the Black Country to confront his demons – some of which, it turns out, are actual demons. It’s sort of a documentary.”
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Previously on The Joyzine Advent Calendar:
1st: MJ Hibbett & The Validators – Silent Night
2nd: Vienna Ditto – Amazing Grace
3rd: Mein Haus – Skin & Blista
4th: Damaged Goods Records – Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire, Helen Love, Miss Ludella Black, The Shadracks + Thee Dagger Debs
5th: Peter with Rosie – The Market Towns
6th: Thee More Shallows – Santa Baby (Monotreme Records)
7th: Salad – Billy
8th: GUTTFULL – White Man’s Had His Day
9th: Subliminal Girls – What You Want