Thursday 20 February 2014


GenresPunk / Rock / Garage
Related artistsDaitro, Simfela, Torino, Die Holle, Neige Morte, Veuve SSBaton Rouge,
                       Baron Noir and The Flying Worker.
CountryLyon, FRANCE
Years Active2008-2013/present?
Song: "Se Faciliter la Tache"
Album: "On Largue Les Amarres"
Year: 2013
Label(s): Stonehenge Records / Echo Canyon / Puzzle Records / Purepainsugar /
              Puzzle Records / Bakery Outlet Records / Flower of Carnage /
This post's artist is from the February 2014 Mix. This is track #12 (ha).
You can download the February 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans ofBaton Rouge, Daitro, The Rabbit Theory, Neil On ImpressionHoly Shroud
                  North Of AmericaRandy, Said Goner, Sed Non Satiata, We Are Empire
                  and Big Dick.

12XU, pronounced "One Two X U", are Baton Rouge 2.0...who were Daitro 2.0. So this is...Daitro 3.0? I don't even know. What I do know is this - 12XU sound exactly what Daitro and Randy would sound like if swapped out some members. Although I don't enjoy every song by the band, the songs that I do like are absolutely fantastic. Check out the embedded videos below to hear about half of them.

'On Largue Les Amarres' is my favourite release by the band, as it contains their strongest tracks. The plethora of material and styles used on this rock record include punk, garage, hardcore, folk, oi and a little bit of European screamo thrown in. Listen to the vocal part in "Terre D'Inconnus" from 0:45 to 1:03 - that is one of the best melodies I've ever heard, and it gets stuck blissfully in my head for days. The band always switches between 2 vocalists during the songs, with the higher pitched Daitro vocalist and the lower, gruffer...other guy who was probably in Daitro. Just for good measure...Daitro. Daitro.

'Les Grandes Marees' is a different beast, though. The band's only proper LP focuses on more coherent song structures and has more of a complete and thought-out feel. It also seems more rooted in rock, as opposed to punk. That being said, I like the gritty, bouncy and sometimes spastic rock of 'On Largue Les Amarres' much more. A note on 'On Largue Les Amarres', it is merely compilation of the band's out of print material from a 4x7" series, 2 splits and some random stuff. The last few songs are covers, one of which is Green Day's "Coming Clean". Eh...


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2011 - Les Grandes Marees cd/12"LP (stream here)

2013 - On Largue Les Amarres 12"LP compiles all out-of-print except for 2011 LP (download here)

(2013) BATON ROUGE - "Se Faciliter La Tache" (from 'On Largue Les Amarres')

(2013) BATON ROUGE - "La Rouille" (from 'On Largue Les Amarres')

(2010) BATON ROUGE - "Terre D'Inconnus" live video

(2011) BATON ROUGE - "Jour de Grève" (from 'Les Grandes Marees')


12XU discography mp3 download / additional links


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