Skip to main content

Ads

loading...

Featured Post

Google Announces Shut Down Of Its Google Hire

The Google Cemetery will soon have an addition, as the search engine has disclosed that it is all set to shut down its services Google Hire which is a job application tracking system that was launched two years back. The Hire was developed with a focus to simplify the hiring process along with a workflow that integrated things like searching for applicants, providing feedback about potential hires in to Google’s G Suite and scheduling interviews.

Ads

ads

Flipboard

Flipboard

Knife Wife - Family Party EP Music Album Reviews


The Washington, D.C. trio make visceral, minimal punk that’s as stripped down as a roadkill carcass, and almost as gross.

Knife Wife’s music is not for the fainthearted. The Washington, D.C. trio make visceral, minimal punk that’s as stripped down as a roadkill carcass. Billed as the “diary of a teenybopper translated and recited by freaks,” their new EP Family Party envisions a teenage brain where boredom and escapism fuel macabre nightmares. Balancing unsettling lyricism and uncomplicated instrumentation, their thrumming basslines and crusty drum hits form the backdrop for ruminations on licking strangers and euthanizing friends. Much like being a teenager, it’s strange and weird and sometimes scary.

Across 10 tracks, band members Sami Cola, Nico Castleman, and Ruby Parrish rotate through guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. Though their lyrics are hard to swallow, their compositions are solemn, rudimentary chord progressions that pile each instrument on top of the others. The ominous bass and breathy sighs of “Dogs” recall the seductive rock of LA’s Cherry Glazerr. Sometimes the band’s eerie, crawling guitars resemble a lo-fi version of the xx’s haunted minimalism. “Fruity Void” drops the standard rock band arrangement in favor of a surreal synth wormhole. This is music for rousing the darkest corners of the psyche and embracing abjection.

Like the films of Harmony Korine, Family Party goes out of its way to indulge its creators’ peculiar desires and demented fantasies. The earliest tracks explore infatuation turned to poisonous obsession: “Cut up photos of you and glue it in my eyelids,” goes the first verse of “Dreamland.” “Silly Pony,” the best-conceived track, pairs a single plucked guitar string against Parrish’s exhausted vocals. “You fucked my dogma,” she sings, the syllables barely escaping her throat. “I’ll collect your used Band-Aids/Until my infatuation fades.” During the chorus, her voice sounds like it’s traveling through a playground talk tube. There’s no affection, just a deranged search for validation.


loading...
Family Party is dotted with mentions of sickness, reminders of the human body’s frailty and mortality. Parrish uses morbidity to manipulate: “If I told you I was croaking, would you love me back?” she ponders on “Silly Pony.” On “The Dentist,” Castleman recalls the pleasures of a day spent hallucinating on nitrous. “God, I love this auto-immune disease,” they sing flatly. They’re hyper-aware of their body, but the lyrics spiral into abstraction; the mind on nitrous is hard to access. “Lobe” takes a darker turn, commanding listeners to “euthanize your friends” so Castleman can “snip off their lips.” “Feed me probiotics/I don’t wanna be sick,” they continue—perhaps a genuine moment of health anxiety, perhaps a sarcastic aside.

It’s the disconnection that’s most upsetting about Knife Wife’s music: They don’t react as you’d expect to discussions of animal strangulation or ass-licking, because they mostly don’t react at all. But throughout Family Party, the band seek contact with others—at least by proxy. Whether screaming about lobotomies on “Lobe” or dreaming of becoming someone else on “Fruity Void,” their obsession with bodies, illness, and the grotesque is really about escaping oneself. Underneath their apathy lies personal distress and confusion; Knife Wife just find darkness more palatable when it’s veiled in obscenity.


View my Flipboard Magazine.

View the original article here

Comments

ads

loading...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Descendants 3 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis The teenagers of Disney's most infamous villains return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Review: Hands-on

Thanks to a plus model, the Galaxy Note 10 might be the big Samsung phone you've been waiting a long time for. Find out why in our hands-on review.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note 10?
With so many phones being almost identical to the last model, we're impressed with what Samsung has done with the Galaxy Note 10.
The 10+ model still provides the classic Note experience, but this regular one will finally appeal to those that want the S Pen on a much more manageable phone. This is largely due to tiny bezels and the punch-hole camera.
Based on some hands-on time, we love it.

Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Bookshelf Speaker Review

The Ikea Symfonisk bookshelf is the cheapest Sonos speaker yet - and while the sound is as slim as the design, it's great as an intro Sonos or a shortcut to surround sound
Should I Buy The Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Bookshelf Speaker?
The Ikea Symfonisk bookshelf is the cheapest Sonos speaker yet - and while the sound is as slim as the design, it's great as an intro Sonos or a shortcut to surround sound for anyone already in the Sonos system.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review

For the first time ever, there's a plus model of Samsung's S Pen smartphone. Here's why you'll want the Galaxy Note 10+ if you like having extras.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+?
As it typical for the Note, this 10th edition is a truly amazing smartphone... but only for those that can afford it and really want this size of device.
There's no doubt Samsung has made the Note 10+ the best edition yet with better cameras, an amazing screen and lots more impressive tech. However, many of the new features are gimmicky and we imagine some users will be distraught at the removal of the headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review

Samsung had shaken thing up and you can now choose between the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, but which is the best phone for you? We compare them to help you decide.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+?
While the Galaxy Note 10 models share many specs and design features it's pretty clear who each one will appeal to.
If you've been longing for a Note in a more manageable size, then the regular Note 10 is exactly what you've been waiting for. However, if you want the biggest screen possible along with some extra specs like more memory, storage, microSD card slot, extra sensors and a bigger battery then the Note 10+ is your best mate.

Like Fan Page