Innerpartysystem - American Trash
They confused, disgruntled and stoked up listeners with their emo topic tackling and tumultuous synth laden, eponymous album of 2008. Now, two years on they use soulful backing on top of twisting beats that step up to the Pendulum level of intensity. It sets things up for the bemused drawl of Patrick Nisley. Who communicates his annoyance and displeasure with a stirring stammer, at times, over those who dwell in Obama's country:
"Stupid American trash... I get my facts from the T.V.; believe in everything I read.
It's an ignorant bliss when the whole f**king world wants to be like me."
The odd soul pop interlude provides for the reflection, before the grinding beats take over again, adding energy and a dance inducing edge to the annoyance on display. Of the obligatory remixes on offer, the ‘Adam Freeland's Audio Wigout' filters in some The Cribs-esque urban growling backing, with an acid fused, calypso tilted disco edge and some robust beats. Whereas, a nourish spoken word outro of the Lazyboy ilk is delivered through the twisted and distorted synths pushed, ‘Newsfeed Mix'. Innerpartysystem have managed to crush rhythm, irreverence and eccentricity into an offering that will raise their profile and that of their co-operatively minded new label, Red Bull Records.
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