Self-coined “bicoastal brothers” Neil and Sumul Shah masquerade as Wildlife Control – a name they scraped off the back of ‘a ’68 Cadillac ambulance art car sometimes seen patrolling the streets of Brooklyn’ (?!) although the grandiose synth-pop stylisation of their latest, Different, is by no means a derivative endeavour. Propelled by turbulent drum patterns and hoisted aloft by aloof vocals articulating lyrics along the lines of “It’s all right, be different” it’s all immediately evocative of the melancholy, blizzard-like magnificence of those greatest of Danes, Mew. The duo similarly bring in the visceral distortions of The Thermals to add crunch to the mellifluous cunning already contained within, though in intermingling the disparate influences to create a cohesive, and with that compellingly accomplished whole the brothers in guitars indeed corroborate their avid conviction of it being quite alright to go against the grains of convention.
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- D&D meet with Joseph Shabason of @DIANAtheband to discuss commitment, Toronto collaboration and #PerpetualSurrender http://t.co/cpsK7KNjz6 about 5 hours ago from web
- Earlier today, @londongrammar swung by the @BBCR1 #LiveLounge, covering @MileyCyrus' #WreckingBall in the process: http://t.co/dBgwc77zWY about 7 hours ago from web
- Another oneiric number from soi-disant 'dream dark psychedelic hypnagogic hard pop' troop Baywaves, stream Dreaming: http://t.co/6FuRmNvpel about 9 hours ago from web
- ¡Vamos! @SonarFestival announces @MassiveAttackUK & @FourTet & @caribouband & @Jon_Hopkins_ for June bash: http://t.co/CiqQhSPLuo about 9 hours ago from web