OK, we’ll be the first to admit we’re a little late to the party on this one, but this is simply too good not to share with you fine people. Toronto based duo Not Of are not only the kings of the ungooglable band name, but they also happen to be sitting at the top of the tree when it comes to buzz-saw garage rock.
The band, who operate under the pseudonyms John Ex and Jason Seance, are a pair who have been involved in the Toronto slash-garage underground scene for a while, and according to the press release, they’re using stage names so Not Of isn’t coloured by their previous exploits. But who cares about that when the band’s opening salvo is as intensely frenetic and jaw slapping as ‘The Mark’.
The track provides an unrelenting hit of jagged noise rock that lands like a beautiful sucker-punch delivered by Q And Not U tag teaming with Betty-era Helmet.
With ‘The Mark’, Not Of are primed to beat your ear drums with some heavy duty sonics, and you’ll thank them eternally for the experience.
Watch the video for ‘The Mark‘ below.