Sunday, May 28, 2006

I Thought Electroclash Was Dead...?

Fox n' Wolf create eighties-style heavy dance music, with titles like "Youth Alcoholic". They're catering more to the noise crowd, probably because they dress up like the animals they name themselves after--a la Animal Collective--and they are punk as fuck and angry and mad as hell. Dirgy dance, noise beats, and hardcore punk from Sweden. Like DFA, minus the trendiness, and upped in attitude and snarl. James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy coax five o' clock shadow, but Fox n' Wolf pass out in alleyways with syringes in their arms. You do the math. They're dirty and nasty and No-Wave and they make dirty and nasty dance music.

The most punked up, No-Wave dance band yet has to be 10LEC6, pronouced "Dyslexics". Their website sheds light on just how outrageously punk this French band is. They have more in common with Crass than they do with Arthur Russell and !!!. They remind me of Throbbing Gristle, The Slits, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks and a few other anarcho-punk and No-Wave bands. The premise of "Wolf Tooth" is brilliant--young girls scream about bitches and sex and domination. I love it. "You called me a bitch, so you think I'm a slut." How's that for opening lines?

Here's a link to a fabulos blog which has a lot of this stuff available for download. The blog's named after the incredible Throbbing Gristle album of the same name and the writers dig Wolf Eyes. Consider my subscription in the email.


10LEC6 - Wolf Tooth


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