This is the first time I’ve come across Tornado Rider, and I’ve got to say, I’m not quite sure what to make of them. They take some weirder punk/new wave stuff like the sounds of Oingo Boingo and Gogol Bordello and mix it with a metal and rock sound. I can’t quite tell if they’re attempting to make fun of metal or if they’re just super nerds. It’s really a conflicting thing, not knowing if you should really like or hate a band. Whatever they’re doing they seem like they’ve having fun so you’ve gotta give them that. Their Jark Matter album was put out by Silver Sporcket Bicycle Club back in October; it’s a pretty nice package you get here. The CD pack has a map of the band’s mystical land of sneth, has a set of 6 post-cards, pin, lyrics and an original story by eggleston. If you enjoy the band this is a sweet deal here, if you don’t, you’ve still got to give them props for the nice package they’ve put together. This is one of the few times that I can’t really say if you’ll like this band or not but if you’re into weird punk/new wave/rock you should at least give these guys a try.

1. Sawed-Off Heads
2. Search Warden
3. Lonely Electric Cactus
4. The Goat God
5. Giant Tree Man
6. Little Pet
7. Rain Jan
8. I’m a Falcon
9. Medusapus
10. The Ballad of Donna and Bill
11. Dinosaur
12. The Lair

Get Jark Matter from Amazon HERE