I last week spoke with Parquet Courts, who went on to collectively lament the reality that there are absolutely too many records out there that never pick up the appreciation they so incontrovertibly deserve. Their Light Up Gold may well have dwindled to become one such record, were it not ignited and allowed to explode late on last year ahead of its international release next month, and we can but hope that the eponymous début release from NYC trio Survival is afforded a similarly propitious fate. It’s the sort of intensely invigorating conflation of elementary math-rock and doomy sludgefest fodder that positively squeals for your undivided attention, as the trio comprising Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Greg Smith and Jeff Bobula don’t so much usher, as callously hurl you headlong into their acutely severe bulb of aural savagery. “Ending begins/ And it’s alright/ Ending begins/ All the time” they repeatedly concur in mantric incantation that’s as though the ogre-like Matt Pike eructating his final growls out from beneath the hotfooting wheels of Maserati, and Tragedy of the Mind makes for a breakneck introduction if ever there were one.
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- I'll cut the hackneyed platitudes, but bloody hell, if you ever get the opportunity to go see @serafinasteer, do. http://t.co/SjqnAOsE33 about 15 hours ago from web
- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 1 day ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 1 day ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 1 day ago from web