Does It Offend You, Yeah?’s first album made quite an impact on me at the time. It found itself in frequent rotation as IÂ assaultedÂ my skull with it’s various spastic rhythms, oddly harmonic moments, and periodic instrumentals. So, much like The Rural Albert Advantage’s sophomore album, a DIOYY follow-up was going to find a tough critic in me. Thankfully, I feel thatÂ Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You is a solid follow up to the group’s debut and sees them expanding their sound while still keeping their stamp all over everything. The disc isÂ predictablyÂ erratic, jumping from melodic to mayhem and back. Opening track “We Are The Dead” is a goodÂ introductionÂ to the ride ahead. A tender pair of guitar and vocals eventually gives way to slamming and grinding synths. It’s as if DIOYY are making it clear up front that they are widening spectrum. First single “The Monkeys Are Coming” continues with the slamming and grinding,Â joiningÂ tracks like “Yeah,” “John Hurt” and “Wondering” as the albums more aggressive jams.
On the flip side are the softer poppier tracks like “The Knife,” “Wrong Time Wrong Planet” and the happy-music/sad-lyricsÂ juxtapositionÂ of the great “Pull Out My Insides.” The track bounces and bobs under the sweet vocals that only upon closer inspection containÂ lyricsÂ of heartbreak. DIOYY just love to mix it up. A track that has been growing on me immensely lately is the slow churning, deep bass riding “Wrong Time Wrong Planet” which has a hint of Gorillaz in it’s melancholy funk. If only the actual Gorillaz made music this enjoyable.
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Alright, so I know I usually only post a band’s latest jams here but I just couldn’t wait. I first stumbled across Plugs when I heard their remix of their new single “All Them Witches.” The original is fantastic and as we wait for an mp3 to surface we can enjoy Plug’s collection of EPs (from which I pulled “Imaginary Friend”). Frontman Morgan Quaintance recently left his other band (TBE faves of ’08, Does It Offend You, Yeah?) to focus on Plugs. As much as I love DIOYY and their spastic genre hopping, I feel Morgan on this one because Plugs feel like they have a depth and staying power that gets me psyched for a full LP. Until that happens hit up eMusic for their EPs, especially my other favorite track “That Number.”
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/05/plugs.jpg596600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-05-04 20:33:242009-05-04 20:35:28Plugs are my new Imaginary Friend