CURSE OF THE BIRTHMARK : "ALIBIS / CALL YER LAWYER" 45......
More proof that CURSE OF THE BIRTHMARK
are one of the more exciting bands going right now, and yeah, we know they're still around because a member of the 'Mark commented so on this here blog a month ago. Even more grinding and loose-limbed than their monstrous 12"EP
, "Alibis" sounds like Mark E. Smith commanding the troops through a crackling bullhorn from atop a speeding car in the middle of a citywide riot. The hip priest shouting his way through this one has to compete with a symphony of squealing synth, whipcrack guitar and effects all around, but the results are totally rhythmic and oddly danceable. The frantic flip is darker and more dissonant, and zooms by at an inhuman, brain-blinding tempo. The 45 is grade-A urban noise for gnarly punk rockers, and it most definitely kicks out the motherfucking jams.