They played last night at the Funhouse. (with Unnatural Helpers, wimps, and Stickers, who were all great too.) AMAZING. While Justin's voice and guitar tone are unmistakably his, which hence makes it very reminiscent of Unwound, Survival Knife are quite a different band. For starters, there's no use of the wall-of-feedback trick that was an important part of Unwound. If anything, most of the songs are a lot like Young Ginns or Worst Case Scenario, musically, though much catchier. There were slower songs too. Overall, They're more proggy & hardcore. ..and super tight. I admit to being too much of an Amon Düül II freak, but the very complex song structures and live presence reminded me a lot of early AD2. (psst, I kinda confirmed my suspicions after talking to Justin and Brandt after the show.)
The most important thing is that I've never seen a band with Justin and Brandt look happier. Justin was especially mobile and witty. If I was kinda/sorta into the idea of an Unwound reunion before, that pining is now squashed. I'm much happier to see Survival Knife blow the fuck up in the next year or so instead.
― ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Saturday, 29 September 2012 18:47 (7 months ago) Permalink
sounds great, know about any record plans?
― sleeve, Saturday, 29 September 2012 18:48 (7 months ago) Permalink
Probably a single or EP soonish?
1992 seems like yesterday when thinking of these guys, but they're probably going to play shows and ramp up naturally, which will be really hard to take for 2012 Music Fans who expect everything ASAP from bands they're excited about. (I'm totally guilty of this.)
― ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Saturday, 29 September 2012 19:03 (7 months ago) Permalink
DAMMIT WHERE IS MY RAR LEAK OF THEIR BANDCAMP DEMO YESTERDAY
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 29 September 2012 19:08 (7 months ago) Permalink
I only like bands that self-release via their Twitter account.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 29 September 2012 19:09 (7 months ago) Permalink
this is very agreeable
― Crackle Box, Saturday, 29 September 2012 19:18 (7 months ago) Permalink
anyone heard this yet?
mackro mackro quoted on the subpop page:
― Crackle Box, Monday, 20 May 2013 14:13 (2 days ago) Permalink
wao, day of presents! will be hearing soon. and damn, i miss seattle ;_;
― controversial vegan pregnancy (contenderizer), Monday, 20 May 2013 14:20 (2 days ago) Permalink