MIDDLE CLASS RUT - Pick Up Your Head

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Rykodisc | Autor: JV

Zack Lopez and Sean Stockham, the two founders of the Californian Radau duo, complain that they were born a little too late in the opener "Born Too Late". Especially in this song they might think "too late" to have experienced the time of the violent rebellion of music. Punk probably first and foremost, because it has left clear traces on the current record: the simple, but violent drums, for example, or the roar vocals, which sound as if ejected through a megaphone. Furthermore, the two elements of Glamrock ("Leech"), the stubborn Gorillaz beat ("Weather Vein"), generally use more tracks than on the previous album "No Name No Color" and treat themselves to the luxury of an external bass player for some tracks. Rebellious noise numbers like "Cut The Line" show that these new methods do not streamline the music as a whole. The song ideas are too stubborn, sometimes even snotty and unpleasant for the mainstream, even for musically gentler numbers like "Dead Eye" and "Take A Shot".

Top track: Dead Eye

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