Published Jul 23, 2012We Need Surgery initially formed in Seoul, South Korea, but the group seem to have found a foothold in Vancouver, which is where they are now based. The band -- which consists of two Canadians, two Americans and one Korean -- have signed a deal with the city's Light Organ Records and on September 25 will release their self-titled debut.
The 12 songs included here were recorded with Dave Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy) and Kevvy Maher (Fake Shark! Real Zombie!) at Armory Studios in Vancouver. Hot Hot Heat frontman Steven Bays mixed the collection, which reportedly evokes Television, Gang of Four, Joy Division, Bloc Party, the Killers and the Rapture.
These influences come across in the album's "rough edges, angles and indefatigable grooves," which include forays into disco- and country-inspired material.
See the tracklist below and get a taste of the album by checking out the video for "Go! Go! Go!" at the bottom of the page. With its garage-y riffs, carnivalesqe organs and brash post-punk vocals, it's just as urgent and energetic as the title would lead you to believe.
We Need Surgery:
1. Simon Says
4. Why's It Always Gotta Be This Way?
5. Time To Unwind
6. Wait Forever
7. Go! Go! Go!
10. Sisters and Brothers
12. She Told Me...