Jet Black Crayon Low Frequency Speaker Test

This San Francisco super-group gathers skate punk groove head Tommy Guerrero (check his new Mo Wax platter A Little Bit of Somethin'), fellow skater Monte Vallier (Swell), a DJ and co-collaborator with Guerrero named Gadget (who also runs the Function 8 label), and Tim DeGaugh (Threeo). Low Frequency Speaker Test is an EP of funky mid-tempo post-rock grooves that satisfies like a full-length album, pacing around Tortoise's compound like a anxious coyote, yet is beat savvy enough to mark its own territory. (Function 8)