JUICEBOXXX “I DON’T WANNA GO INTO THE DARKNESS” LP.
The reviews are in: In a world of musical compromises, Milwaukee journeyman Juiceboxxx stands alone. “Pump It” reminds you what it was like to be a teenager: record scratching, a “Hey, ho” singalong bridge and lyrics about partying. If you were an adolescent in the 90’s, feelings of déjà vu might creep in and give you the sudden urge to listen to some Naughty by Nature.“Like A Renegade” is, hands down, the best track on the album. His style sounds less like a hodge-podge mixture of interwoven genres and more like a mixed media masterpiece. The chorus, “I got a hole in my life that I can’t escape / and now I’m living on the run like a renegade,” mixed with distorted guitars and pure emotional delivery has the potential to be a modern-day anthem for the hopeless and those in despair." (MXDWN)" After countless singles, EPs and mixtapes, "I Don't Wanna Go Into The Darkness" is his first official full-length, set for release July 24th as a co-venture between his own Thunder Zone label, JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat and Gnar Tapes from Portland. American music re-imagined for a new era, "I Don't Wanna Go Into The Darkness" is the most fully formed distillation of the Juiceboxxx vision to date. Somewhere between Def Jam and "Jack and Diane", this is the sound of a lifetime of rap and classic rock radio, punk shows and raves. Not since peak-era Beastie Boys has rap and rock made so much sense together, but on "Darkness" they are just two elements fully integrated into a complete sound. "I Don't Wanna Go Into The Darkness" connects the dots between a continuum of American music running from soul and garage rock through rap, Miami bass and Chicago House. This is Mike Skinner if he were American, or Beck if he worshiped Springsteen instead of Dylan.
Black vinyl, color inner sleeve, no download card.