Angry Angles-Singles

October 30, 2008

Angry Angles

Singles x 3 (Various labels)

http://www.mediafire.com/?1yvwwzymtm9

Although Jay Reatard’s recent singles for Matador are about as enticing as a pickle injected with mayonnaise, I really loved much of Blood Visions as well as his work with the Reatards and Lost Sounds. At his best, he has a knack for penning punk anthems ala Killed by Death and the Adverts while adding his own oddball touches to the proceedings. His music is catchy, well-played, aggressive and epitomizes all that is wonderful about a three minute burst of anger and alienation. A lesser known offshoot of Mr. Reatard’s creativity is the Angry Angles, but their first three singles are just as addictive as his best work. It doesn’t stray far from the sound of Blood Visions, but its artsy-fartsy view of punk owes more to the Urinals and Screamers than the Adverts. There isn’t a need to pontificate upon its merits because it is just a simple, but enjoyably spastic listen that sticks in your craw. However, their cover of Wire’s “The 15th” is one of the best Wire covers ever recorded as it captures the cold worldview and resignation to cruel fate of the original.


3 Responses to “Angry Angles-Singles”

  1. zero Says:

    you freakin rule, ive been looking for this shit everywhere!

  2. Noxo Says:

    Cool stuff, and thanks for the post. The first three songs seem weirdly distorted, though–is that how they’re supposed to sound?

  3. SecretKnives Says:

    Thank you! I love what I’ve heard by this band so far and have been looking so hard for it! Jay and Alix really compliment each other.

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