Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Until the Eagle Grins
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Listen to Samples
Heavy and technical
herr-weave | State College Pennsylvania | 06/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The drums and guitar are the rythme while the bass is the melody, which is a nice change. Very tight, and powerful. They dont try to be pretty or catchy, or woo the ladys. They dont hold anything back. Like 'Drive like jehu,' 'Kerosene 454,' and early 'Don Caballero,' they blow the roof of your house, and the windows out of your car! This album opens strong and ends stronger. The more I listen to it the more I like it. Also check out 'Hoover' for the bands earlier project. And I believe that 'The radio flyer' features at least one of them."
Desperate howls, as the bass and rhythm wrap 'round ya skull
paper cuts | PDX | 01/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One might say I have a biased opinion of this (and related) group. It was years ago I came across the Lurid Traversal album by Hoover ( who spawned this album) and at first thought how annoying the repetitive drum section and snaking bass lines slithered their way into my brain. How boring, and indulgent?
BUT!!! I was a sexually frustrated, supine, fidgety back then. Still am, but I bought the thing, cranked it, researched it, and have since considered myself an addict. Its that sound that I found myself trying to emulate in my own bands, and desperately searching for related projects (the Hoov', June of 44, Just a fire, Abilene, Regulator Watts). That evil, emotional, dub-like sound that is also captured here.
I suggest seeking this one out, its hard to find (I still haven't found the LP version), but worth it. Post-rock doesn't get this enraged, angular, or aggressive. Punk is generally too elementary. Hardcore is too short attention spanned. And emo has been bastardized, and homogenized to the point of unrecognition.
The members, Dunham and Erskine, have found the perfect remedy... a dark post hardcore serpent that slithers around your skull before grabbing your jugular."