Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Cloak/Dagger 7" Review "Don't Need A" Grave Mistake Records
a lot of people fuck up the definition of "ironic". they label things such, when they are not; mostly, just coincidental. however, i am confidence in my accuracy of diagnosing the record label "Grave Mistake"'s moniker of being truly ironic. Because they have NEVER made a mistake in choosing which bands to release and what said bands' output will be. This is label rules.
That being said, RVA's cloak/dagger follow up their stellar full length and ep from three years ago with another amazing full length ("Lost Art"; Jade Tree) and this gem, "Don't Need A" - a green version on Jade Tree and a red One on Grave Mistake Records.
"and new three song 7" EP from Cloak/Dagger. This single charges through the title track "Don't Need A" which is taken from their brand new LP "Lost Art" and is rounded out with two non-LP tracks on the B-side, only available on this single. Cloak/Dagger continues to charge forward getting better with every release as they fine tune their "Hot Snakes via early 80's hardcore" sound. This 7" is a one time only pressing. Comes with a digital download card"
check it out:
Black Flag goes rock a la Hot Snakes and Supersuckers. Maybe? these dudes have a distinct sound. This is punk. about "the loneliest people" who "all (their) life had to fight"....from "Jesus had a Twin". "Don't Need A" is a punk anthem of how we differ from the norm. Lo-Fi, spastic, catchy, sweaty punk rock. This band is genuis and accessible.
i found this on revhq.com - sums it up: niquely combining punk, hardcore and garage rock, Richmond, VA's Cloak/Dagger return with "Lost Art," which employs the guitar twang of the Avengers, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Mission Of Burma, the percussive thrust of Ramones or Hot Snakes and bygone Boston hardcore heroes The FU's and Jerrys Kids and a vocal delivery that is more Johnny Thunders and less Ray Cappo
this release is strong. go buy stuff on:
or get at:
catch a show, buy a shirt; these dudes are the real deal.
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