Published on November 10th, 2013

carnivoresarts300Atlanta’s Carnivores prep new LP of jittery garage-pop for October release, debut new video

“On “Spells” the group sound as though their rising from the bottom of a rabbit hole. As the sound breaches the surface, Carnivores are spellbound and wondrous, like the victims of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ witchcraft.”Impose

Following their closely-released lo-fi punk debuts of 2010’s All Night Dead USA and If I’m Ancient with a series of singles and EPs, Georgia’s favorite sons Carnivores used these shorter formats to stretch out and explore a variety of new directions. Carnivores’ third full-length Second Impulse deviates just a bit further out with songs pushing into moodier territory of the 80s underground skirting the line between neo-psychedelia’s darker zones and Pylon’s throbbing new wave scrap. A cooly-delivered concoction of DIY guitar pop and three vocalists trading off lead duties, Second Impulse manages to keep Carnivores’ core essence intact centering songs around surf pop’s outer reaches and wiry post-punk tension.

Second Impulse was recorded at Living Room Studios in their hometown Atlanta, GA where they are often the opener of choice for more well-known local peers such as Atlas Sound, The Coathangers, and the Black Lips whose Cole Alexander contributes lead vocals on “Sinking In Your Automobile“. A seasoned live act, Carnivores have been on the road recently with Franz Ferdinand and Bleached with plans to bring their raucous show throughout the USA this fall.

Second Impulse will be out October 8th, 2013 on the Atlanta-based Army of Bad Luck Records (Bushwalking, Finally Punk, Hawks).