Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dead Rider "The Raw Dents"

(Tizona) This band (known as D. Rider for a while, and known to many as the current band of Todd Rittman, the guitarist responsible for  U.S. Maple's inside-out, neurological damage-themed rock 'n' roll) will dent your dome! This strange, hypnotic album is a whole week's of nightmares, complete with dark, dreamscapey audio gardening and more spooky, creepy sounds and images than thirteen haunted houses. Though, in fairness, nothing here is manipulatively dark or scary, it's just does weirdness with such sincerity that it jars you enough to make these well-crafted tunes seem monster movie-ish. Plus they have a skull on the cover.

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