GRIND STATE

by P.H.F.

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wet_sock
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wet_sock PHF has done it again, this time incorporating some synth pop. Sticky melodies and crunchy riffs, more pop influenced than their earlier stuff, but it smacks you in the face nonetheless. The recording quality is a little cleaner but his unmistakable voice still shines. PHF forever. The album description is spot on. Favorite track: DOG EAT GRASS.
wet___dog
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wet___dog primal & smart like two limbs off the same guy reaching out in search of one another Favorite track: PROBLEM (FEAT. ROY IRWIN).
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Jay Morgan PRETTY COOL I GUESS Favorite track: I GOT 5.
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about

Following 2013's grim-sugar-rush LP "V.O.I.D", P.H.F has been curtains-pulled tiny-apartment-zoning, while occasionally venturing out to play some explosive full-band live shows (one of which was @ LA's The Smell) the whole time suggestively whispering to us "Grind State Out Soon". After a year of teasing P.H.F is finally prepared to submit entry to the Grind State.

Like an all-cheats-unlocked play-through, Grind State has everything an album can be, from heart-rending synth-pop through to free-skate-mode punk-rock. Alt-leaning tempos drag the listener to the curb, as muscle-beach guitar-leads kick hard against what punk thinks is concrete. And as bearings wear, time crawls revealing bruised-synths darkly flowering over skinned knees and shredded sleeves. From love-sucks-aching to who-cares-chugging Grind State is a complete soundtrack to your infinitely-recurring post-teen nostalgia.

P.H.F has found a great night-skate spot with Grind State, located somewhere between pop-punk no-parents freedom to backlit grey-clouds 5am synth-pop reflection. With his (tm) yearning and fun-as-fuck pop-hooks P.H.F has entered a new alt-zone, maturely drinking RTD’s on the curb outside your parents house: Welcome... to the Grind State.

CASSETTE OUT VIA DANGER COLLECTIVE
www.dangercollectiverecords.com

VINYL OUT VIA PYRAMID POWER
www.facebook.com/pyramidpowernz

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released January 29, 2015

ALL SONGS BY P.H.F.
ARTWORK BY P.H.F.

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