An urgent punk energy fueled each and every sing-along, power-riff, infectious bass-line and ferocious downbeat. Now, many tours and years later, the energy created at their live shows has spread far, like some sort of glorious disease with no sign of a cure. The "Why Are You Laugh" release (March 2006) contains the very songs that started the growing Ultra Dolphins mania that we feel has been a long time coming. Having recorded with the best of the best (Jason LaFerrera at Recorditorium and Don Zientara at Inner Ear) and having toured relentlessly with such enthusiastic and downright crucial songs, it seems fitting that Ultra Dolphins finally release their favorite of their early material on one disc with beautiful and hilarious artwork and re-master the tracks for optimal excellence of sound quality. The inevitable debut full-length has been a long, long time coming...
and anticipations are at an all-time high. "Mar" is it's brief title, but the substance to this beast is near immeasurable. A surprising amount of piano now joins the patented usage of frantic guitars, wilder vocals, whip-lash bass lines and all-out pummeling percussion. On "Mar" Ultra Dolphins are really branching out in a surprising and ambitious way.
The result is an incredibly diverse and captivating album that should probably reside somewhere alongside other "math rock" and "post hardcore" albums like Drive Like Jehu's "Yank Crime," Rodan's "Rusty," or Shudder to Think's "Pony Express Record." Regardless of what you want to call it, this is true passion and energy, created by these three young men and captured on tape by a fine fellow named Jason Laferrera at Richmond's Recorditorium studio. Thirty-one minutes in thirteen tracks of true innovative bliss is what you get, oh... and one hell of a powerful live show to up the ante. Expect them on the road from now until the Earth's destruction, as there is no light at the end of the great tunnel known only as Ultra Dolphins. The original lineup: Nate Rappole - guitar / vocal; Tim Morris - bass guitar / vocal; Frayser Micou - drums. http://www.myspace.com/ultradolphins Read more on Last.fm.
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