Rrrecord Rrreview for Rrrob (Mostly)

Continuing down the road of somewhat-obscuro music, from Victory at Sea, we arrive at Scanners. (Sorry for all the MySpace links, folks. Hey, INSTANT MUSIC!)

I have to tell you I really like this band and their CD, Violence is Golden.  The title doesn’t might suggest something a little darker and harder. And I think Pitchfork got it a bit wrong. The singer is a great mix of PJ Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux, which isn’t hard to imagine. The music is upfront and forceful, with an odd mid-disc slip into Sleeper-esque Britpop. The CD has all the necessary requirements: nice pacing, a competent balance of atmosphere and rock, a dash of sleaze, and real feeling. Plus, you can probably pick up a used copy pretty cheap; I saw one in my local indie store for $3.99.

Bottom line: Scanners . . . Violence is Golden . . . buy some TODAY! 

Posted by Scott-san on 01/03 at 10:48 PM
 
  1. Ok, Ok..I will!!

    Hope you’re enjoying 2007 so far!

    Posted by teahouseblossom  on  01/04  at  10:38 PM
  2. you got me listening to ‘mew.’ thanks!

    Posted by s  on  01/07  at  11:19 AM
  3. Thanks.  I now depart on a quest to find it.  Anything that invokes the glory of Souxsie is something I must have.

    Posted by Rrrob  on  01/08  at  02:19 PM
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