Silver Daggers - New High & Ord
The sax usage here is almost like a cruel joke. As if this young LA band doesn’t have enough twisted firepower that injects this set with jagged fury and whimsy, along comes the saxophone to push the tracks over the top into true mind assault. Think of what would happen if Big
Black tried to play ska, and you have this record’s effect in mind going in. It only gets more hairy once you start listening. The jittery, stuttering magic of "Untame," "the five food groups" and others reminds me of Gang of Four, or the Fall, only cranked and unhinged. My guess is that even these tracks are merely a template for what they do live. Get out and see ‘em, but remember to duck and cover.
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