The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Song of the Day - May 25, 2006

It's time to get back to some Chicago bands. Crush Kill Destroy, transplants from Ann Arbor, create a musical melange of intertwined guitars, feedback, dissonance, and jagged rhythms. Their brand of post-punk noise rock clearly is influenced by great bands such as The Gang of Four and The Fall. The Fall's influence can be seen in Brian Hacker's vocals, which are reminiscent of Mark E. Smith. The dissonance that Gang of Four brought to the music scene permeates Crush Kill Destroy's latest release Metric Midnight. Highlights include the epic "Is this the New Black," with the dueling guitar drone of clashing chords and "Tim Quits Painting," a track of jagged rhythms and ringing feedback. Song of the day honors go to "Off Point," which has echoes of a mutated island beats, that transform into a spastic fit of chaos. Click here to listen.


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