MAGNET Exclusive: Stream The Uranium Club’s “Live For The Very First Time (In Italy)”

“It’s everything you asked for: sardonic humor, guitars and the type of energy normally only found in the type of invitation that lands you in a cult. The ‘Club and pertinent board members are overjoyed to present the Minneapolis Uranium Club as you’ve never seen them before—in Italy!”

So says Brendan Wells of the Twin Cities-based Uranium Club, a four-year-old outfit that sounds and looks like it’s been around a hell of a lot longer than that. (Speaking of looks: These guys certainly wouldn’t seem out of place at a Conflict-subscriber reunion bash.)

Following releases on labels you’re nowhere near cool enough to know about (Lumpy, Fashionable Idiots, Static Shock), the Uranium Club has joined forces with the relatively higher-profile Castle Face label (Thee Oh Sees, Kelley Stoltz, Ty Segall, Coachwhips) for Uranium Club: Live For The Very First Time (In Italy), an eight-track LP for those of you who couldn’t get on the guest list for the show. The Uranium Club’s brand of sarcastic, spazzy post-punk would’ve fit perfectly on a triple bill between Death Of Samantha and Phantom Tollbooth circa 1988 at 7th Street Entry, which around these parts is high praise indeed.

Live is out Friday the 13th, but lucky for you, you can stream it at magnetmagazine.com right now.