Audit in Progress
Infobox Album |
Name = Audit in Progress
October 5, 2004
Recorded = 2004
Rock & Roll Post-punk
Length = ~33:26
AllmusicRating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fifixqwsld6e link]
Pitchfork Mediarating-10|7.7 [http://pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/18560-audit-in-progress link]
Last album = "
Suicide Invoice" (2002)
This album = "Audit in Progress" (2004)
Next album = "Peel Sessions" (2005)
"Audit in Progress" is the third and final studio album by the
San Diego, Californiarock band Hot Snakes, released in 2004 by Swami Records. It was recorded in a similar manner to the band's previous two albums, with guitarist John Reis taking time off from his main band Rocket From the Crypt. As a visual artist and illustrator singer/guitarist Rick Frobergprovided the album's artwork, while Reis released the album through his Swami Records label. It was the first Hot Snakes release to feature drummer Mario Rubalcaba, brought in to fill the position left vacant by original drummer Jason Kourkounis.
In comparison to the band's previous albums, "Audit in Progress" is more aggressive and primal. It was well-received by critics and fans and was named "best punk album" at the 2005
San Diego Music Awards. At this time the band was able to tour much more extensively than they had in support of previous albums, travelling the United States, Europeand Australia. An independent music videowas filmed for the song "Braintrust" and a single for the song was planned for release in the UK market (which also would have included the unreleased song "DNR"), but when "Braintrust" was included on the band's "Peel Sessions" EPthe following year the proposed single was cancelled.
"Audit in Progress" would be Hot Snakes' final studio album, as the members decided to disband following a tour of Australia in Spring 2005 (though "
Thunder Down Under", a live-in-the-studio album recorded during this tour, would be released posthumously in 2006).
All songs written by
#"Audit in Progress"
#"This Mystic Decade"
#"Plenty for All"
*Recorded and mixed 2004 at
Big Fish Recordersin San Diegoby Ben Moore
*Additional recording at Drag Racist studios by Johathan Kreinik, John Reis and Gar Wood
*Mastered by Dave Gardner at Magneto Mastering
*All songs written by Hot Snakes and published by Hiss N' Piss/BMI
*Artwork by Rick Froberg
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