Too Much is a new Merge Records artist composed of Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, the Make-Up, Chain and the Gang, Escape-ism) & Rich Morel (Deep Dish, Outsider Music). “Patent Leather” b/w “Dyslexia” is pressed to black vinyl with an MP3 download coupon for both tracks and is limited to 500 copies for the world.
This July, Rich Morel and Ian Svenonius will introduce the world to Too Much with the “Patent Leather” b/w “Dyslexia” 7”. Too Much use excitement and pathos to create sounds, a reversal which has never before been attempted. The listener isn’t actually hearing anything, but imagining that they hear things based on suggested impulses sent forth through the name, the record cover, etc. It is dance, it is rock ’n’ roll, it perfectly distills everything Rich and Ian ever liked or wanted from music. “Patent Leather” is a love song of pure self-absorption and, simultaneously, absolute devotion. “Dyslexia” is a feeling of alienation and confusion about the bogus values of the steroid state. These songs present “tech noir,” a new dance genre, for the first time!
Merge Records MRG691