Gross Domestic Product Song of the Day-ish – Tires – 05

Jordan Mayland and Phil Young are Tires (From their Facebook)

Gross Domestic Product is just around the corner, April 14 to be exact, and I thought to help promote it a little, I would feature a song from one of the bands each day-ish. I probably won’t do it everyday, thus the -ish. For more info on GDP visit the Facebook Event Page or Des Moines Music Coalition’s website






This was a little unexpected to me. I know of Mayland and Young’s work in other bands, and they tend to lean more towards the pop rock-punk rock side of things. So, to get smacked in the face by the noisy electronic instrumental brilliance of “05” was kind of just staggering. The layered drums and and the bleeps and bloops and the synths and the overall noise and I actually need a moment to catch my breath just writing about it.





This is kind of unlike anything I have heard from an Iowa band. I’m sure there are some folks out there who could correct me if I’m wrong, and to be honest, I kind of hope I am. I hope there is a whole community of Kraftwerk and Sigue Sigue Sputnik disciples just running around making electronic noises at each other in, say, Roland that I just don’t know about. In fact, the only Iowa band I can think of that comes close to this is a band called Blutiger Fluss. But they aren’t this wonderfully obnoxious with sound. This is a pretty rare and modern sound for us backwoods Iowa folks to handle. Just know that if you don’t like this, I will think less of you. Or, I won’t, but regardless, please like this so more people will do stuff like it.



  1. Much like!!!

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