Dry Cleaning

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i think there was a fair bit of discussion in the current-ish crop of post-punk bands thread

they're decent but i think squid ended up mining somewhat similar territory much more successfully to my ears this year, just without the deadpan thing

ufo, Thursday, 6 January 2022 07:01 (seven months ago) link

I found Squid interesting but ultimately too fussy - may do that with these guys too but it’s much more electrifying at present

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 6 January 2022 07:37 (seven months ago) link

I get Lithics and Dry Cleaning confused sometimes. (Love em both)

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 6 January 2022 08:21 (seven months ago) link

They're very close to the only rock act I can imagine voting for in a 2021 poll. (Admittedly, I haven't searched particularly vigorously for other contenders.) Some days "Viking Hair", from a couple of years ago, is clearly the best thing I've ever heard lol.

I feared early on that I was merely desperate for a Life Without Buildings substitute but they're pretty durable and the comparison now feels kinda regrettable.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Thursday, 6 January 2022 09:14 (seven months ago) link

"Scratchcard Lanyard" was first released, ahead of the album, in November 2020, but it seems to have grown in popularity over the past few months. I've been obsessed with it over the holiday period, and I nommed it for the EOY tracks poll.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 6 January 2022 10:50 (seven months ago) link

I like the album.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 January 2022 11:07 (seven months ago) link

“Her Hippo” made my year-end playlist, but the couple of times I listened to the whole album I wasn’t sure I needed more than the one song. Maybe I’ll try again.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 6 January 2022 13:25 (seven months ago) link

The album is pretty good, a grower. I found the preceding two EPs more immediately appealing especially “Sweet Princess”.

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 6 January 2022 14:36 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

I’m smiling constantly and people constantly step on me

groovemaaan, Saturday, 5 March 2022 05:22 (five months ago) link

the last thing I looked at in this hand mirror was a human arsehole

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 5 March 2022 06:49 (five months ago) link

My brain started mashing up "Scratchcard Lanyard" and Sleater-Kinney's "Get Up" the other day and it was a lightbulb moment of why Dry Cleaning and Lithics are so appealing to me.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 23:27 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

new song & video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjVc8lYIaUM

donna rouge, Thursday, 16 June 2022 04:58 (one month ago) link

Nice! Good for 3 consecutive plays, even. (Brevity obviously helps on that front.)

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Thursday, 16 June 2022 07:52 (one month ago) link

file under 'fantastic verses, godawful chorus', what the hell is that banking-advert whistle doing here

imago, Thursday, 16 June 2022 08:23 (one month ago) link

i mean thankfully 75% of the song is fantastic but that was A Decision wasn't it

imago, Thursday, 16 June 2022 08:24 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

so good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkYbEPd2qTY

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 8 August 2022 12:19 (three days ago) link

Saw them live on Saturday, incredible show.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Monday, 8 August 2022 14:04 (three days ago) link

another new one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYNwr7wuRHY

donna rouge, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 15:56 (two days ago) link

New one is possibly their all time best

Or at least feels like it could be

Xgau Murder Spa (nikola), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 23:28 (two days ago) link

Really liking the McGeoch influence on Tom

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 23:59 (two days ago) link

"Anna" is good, I think, after a few listens. It's apparently the LP opener, which seems a bold move, unless perhaps it's quite representative of nu-DC.

I like how their visuals keep oscillating between "seemingly near-random footage" and "discernible production budget" lol.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 02:36 (yesterday) link


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