VIDEODRONE: CRUSHED BEAKS — "CLOSE UPS"
Banger single. Banger vid. Kitschy horror movies. Indiscriminate flashes of distorted faces and body parts. Blackest blacks. Whitest whites. Greyest greys. Never boring.Think Japanese kids getting carted off in fits of epileptic horror cuz they just had to watch that one episode of Pokemon (be warned though...f'real. Lotta strobe in this beast). Think happy punk-pop with a rough edge...but then don't because that categorization has always been used for every band ever. This stuff is cool.
Real pretty though. Incessant tunefulness. Simultaneously lo-fi, but infused with the ever-swelling grandeur of cathedral cooing. Big, but small. "Faster...but slower." --Martin Hannett. Clean, but not too pretty...and ohmigod does that dude have rabies? Lookit that foam dribblin out his mouth. Muh-fackles going Ian Curtis right in front of us. (Also, let's talk about that scene in 24 Hour Party People where Mr. Curtis goes into an epileptic fit and Peter Hook cops a cigarette from him. Hilarious).
Love this track. "Irresponsibly Loud." Ya know, and I might be alone in this (I usually am) but beneath all the electro clashing, those heaven-swept strums and the occasional keyboard fill...I can honestly hear a little bit of Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen in Love." Come on, you hear it too.
Young London duo done damn well. Great. Can't stop shaking. Can't stop singing. Are we epilpetics because we listen to freaky-deeky off kilter music or do we listen to freaky-deeky off-kilter music because we're epileptics? Chicken or egg? Nick Hornby asked all the wrong questions.We always do.
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This Videodrone brough to you by Dylan Chadwick. That's right. I'm back. Can't keep this dick-farm down. Stop runnin' dem stop signs though. Jerks.